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iris germanica growing in Nancy's garden

flag iris

When the word iris is used most people think of the stately border cultivars of the bearded iris germanica, such as these growing in Nancy's garden in Leicestershire, UK

Iris pseudacorus, the common flag, looks rather like a bearded iris but likes growing in shallow water. I planted it in my pond and now I cannot get get rid of it because it has rooted into the protective liner cemented in under the bricks. In June its flowers rise above the water buttercup to turn that psart of the gaden yellow

A good web page on irises is published by North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.