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Iris missouriensis Nutt

Iris missouriensis Nutt.

Missouri Iris, Rocky Mountain Iris, Western Blue Flag

Height: 2-8 dm

Elevation: 1430-2900 m

Flowers: May- July

Worthless as forage plants and once established also retard the regeneration of palatable species.

It is suspected to be poisonous.

Can be an indicator of overgrazing.

Photo by Lanson Stavast

Photo by Lanson Stavast

Photo by Lanson Stavast

Photo by Lanson Stavast

Photo by Lanson Stavast