Iris giganticaerulea

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Iris giganticaerulea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Iridoideae
Tribe: Irideae
Genus: Iris
Subgenus: Limniris
Series: Hexagonae
Species: I. giganticaerulea
Binomial name
Iris giganticaerulea
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Iris giganticaerulea (giant blue iris or giant blue flag) is a species of iris native to Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi in the United States.

The plant has 4-6 basal leaves which are 100-130 cm long and 2-3 cm wide. The flowers are typically blue to purple-blue and appear in spring. Lavender and white colour forms are also observed in the wild.

It was declared as the official state wildflower of Louisiana in 1990.

Giant Blue Iris Seeds

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