Iridaceae

(eye-rid-DAY-see-ee)
– a family in the Asparagales order –

Here in the St. Louis Area, we have 5 not-too-obscure plants that are in the Iris Family:

  • Iris domestica  (Blackberry Lily) [intro]
  • Iris virginica  (Blue Flag) [CC6]
  • Sisyrinchium albidum  (White Blue-Eyed Grass) [CC7]
  • Sisyrinchium angustifolium  (Narrowleaf Blue-Eyed Grass) [CC5]
  • Sisyrinchium campestre  (Prairie Blue-Eyed Grass) [CC5]

[CC] = Coefficient of Conservatism