Iris fulva Ker Gawl.

Copper Iris, Red Iris

Iris fulva plant

Family - Iridaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Iris fulva stem

Inflorescence - No info yet.

Iris fulva bractBract subtending the flower.

Flowers - No info yet.

Iris fulva flower

Flowering - April - June.

Habitat - Swamps, bottomland forests, ditches, pond margins, sloughs.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This attractive species can be found in the bootheel of Missouri. It is an easily identifiable species because of its copper-colored flowers.
I. fulva can grow in shallow water or in rich soil and deserves to be cultivated much more. It is becoming rare in the wild because of habitat loss.

Photographs taken in Columbia, MO., 5-19-04.