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KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassLiliidaeIncludes lilies, orchids, and many others
OrderAsparagalesA diverse group that includes asparagus
FamilyIridaceaeIris family—perennial plants that grow from bulbs—also includes crocuses, gladiolas, and the genus Moraea
GenusIrisLatin for “iris”

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Online References:

Iris on www.jeffpippen.com


Iris description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Iris (Iris) · 6/7/2008 · Lindsay Sherman High School Graduation, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 7 × 6" (17 × 14 cm) Species not yet identified


Yellow flag (Iris pseudacorus) · 6/2/2010 · J. Harry Rich State Forest, Groton, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 12 × 17" (29 × 44 cm)