Connecticut Plants
Larger Blueflag (Harlequin Blueflag, Blueflag Iris)
Iris versicolor L.

This species looks similar to the slender blueflag. They can be distinguished by the width of the leaves. Larger blueflag leaves are 1/2 to one inch across; slender blueflag leaves are less than 1/4 inch wide.

  • Family: iris (Iridaceae)
  • Habitat: marshes, wet meadows
  • Height: 2-3 feet
  • Flower size: 3-4 inches wide
  • Flower color: blue-purple
  • Flowering time: May to July
  • Origin: native
Iris versicolor L.
Iris versicolor L.