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Rocky Mountain Iris

Natural History

The Rocky Mountain Iris is a member of the Iris Family. The plant produces a flower stem to 3 feet in height and has  dark green, sword shaped leaves to that are up to 20 inches in length and 0.5 inches wide. It typically grows in wet meadows and moist forest clearings at elevations between 6000 and 9500 feet.  

Though pretty, the leaves and roots of the Rocky Mountain Iris are poisonous if eaten.

The Rocky Mountain Iris blooms between May and September and produces a rather elaborate blue flower with white and yellow streaks to 4 inches in width.

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