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Yellow Flag Iris

Iris pseudacorus

Plant Data

Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Iridaceae (Iris)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Large, showy and eye-catching. Bright yellow with 3 spreading outer petals and 3 inner petals twisting inwards, up to 10cm.
Fruit:
A 3-angled capsule, or seed pod, packed tight with numerous seeds, splitting open later in the year. Up to 8cm long.
Leaves:
Long, linear, sword-like leaves which emerge out from the ground. Grows in water or on wet ground in compact clumps.
Maximum Size:
150cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Poisonous. Side effects may include fever, nausea, vomiting, stomach upset and diarrhea.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Daggers, European Yellow Iris, False Acorus, Flagon, Fleur-de-lis, Jacob's Sword, Pale Yellow Iris, Water Flag, Water Iris, Water Skegs, Yellow Flag.
Habitats:
Ditches, fens, marshes, meadows, ponds, sand dunes, water, waterside, wetland, woodland.