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Slender Blueflag (Cube Iris)
Iris prismatica

This species looks similar to the larger blueflag. They can be distinguished by the width of the leaves. Slender blueflag leaves look almost like grass (they are less than 1/4 inch wide); larger blueflag leaves are a half to one inch wide.

• Family: Iris (Iridaceae)
• Habitat: marshes (fresh, brackish, or salt), shores, or meadows along the coast
• Height: 1-3 feet
• Flower size: 2.5 to 4 inches
• Flower color: blue-purple
• Flowering time: May to July
• Origin: native

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.