Harlequin Blueflag Iris versicolor Linnaeus    Synonyms: Large Blue Flag, Northern Blue Flag, Northern Blueflag.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Liliales   >   Family Iridaceae   >   Genus Iris   

Status:

Harlequin Blueflag is native to the eastern United States and eastern Canada. The species epithet, versicolor, means variously colored.

Description:

The flower is blue, with sepals that are blotched with yellow at the bases.

Where to find:

Harlequin Blueflag occurs, usually in clumps that spread from rhizomes, in wet areas such as marshes and along stream banks and shores.

There are 126 records in the project database.

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Harlequin Blueflag in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Harlequin Blueflag in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/19/2016). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Harlequin Blueflag blooming in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/14/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Harlequin Blueflag in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/26/2015). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Harlequin Blueflag in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/19/2016). Photo by Ed Boyd. (MBP list)

Harlequin Blueflag blooming in Howard Co., Maryland (5/22/2015). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Harlequin Blueflag blooming in Howard Co., Maryland (5/25/2013). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Harlequin Blueflag blooming in Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Gary Van Velsir. (MBP list)

Harlequin Blueflag in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/29/2015). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Harlequin Blueflag in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/20/1981). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Harlequin Blueflag blooming in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/14/2014). Photo by Elizabeth Miller. (MBP list)

Harlequin Blueflag blooming in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/4/2014). Photo by Elizabeth Miller. (MBP list)

Harlequin Blueflag in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/14/2019). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Harlequin Blueflag in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/21/2015). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Harlequin Blueflag blooming in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/6/2015). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Harlequin Blueflag blooming in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/28/2013). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

Harlequin Blueflag in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/19/2016). Photo by Ed Boyd. (MBP list)

The fruit of Harlequin Blueflag in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/11/2018). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Harlequin Blueflag in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/20/1981). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Harlequin Blueflag in bloom in Howard Co., Maryland (6/1/2017). Collected and processed by Helen Lowe Metzman. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Harlequin Blueflag in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/24/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Harlequin Blueflag in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (5/10/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Harlequin Blueflag in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/27/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Harlequin Blueflag in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/27/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)


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