|The Rocky Mountain Iris is a member of
the Iris Family.
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.