|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Liliidae||Includes lilies, orchids, and many others|
|Order||Asparagales||A diverse group that includes asparagus|
|Family||Iridaceae||Iris family—perennial plants that grow from bulbs—also includes crocuses, gladiolas, and the genus Moraea|
|Genus||Iris||Latin for “iris”|
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Iris on North Carolina Wildflowers, Shrubs, & Trees, by Jeff Pippen
Iris description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.
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Iris (Iris) · 6/7/2008 · Lindsay Sherman High School Graduation, MA
≈ 7 × 6" (17 × 14 cm) Species not yet identified
Yellow Flag (Iris pseudacorus) · 6/2/2010 · J. Harry Rich State Forest, Groton, MA
≈ 12 × 17" (29 × 44 cm)