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Larger Blue Flag (Iris versicolor)

Image ID: 2011/oth26

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Other common names: Blue Flag
Family: Iridaceae (Iris)
Height: 2 to 3 ft.
Blooms: May to August
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size:  4 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Irregular blossoms
Location: C&O Canal Towpath
Date:  6/4/2011
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Folklore, History, and Other Facts
The following information is taken from my great-grandmother's copy of The Herbalist (1918). This information is presented for historic purposes only, as many remedies recommended by this book are toxic!
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

The Herbalist