Friday, June 15, 2007

Yellow Flag Iris

A favourite photo from my day out, of the wanderfully named Flag Iris, growing Prolifically along the Queen mothers Lake. Its proper name is Iris Pseudacorus. A British native plant that grows on wet ground from lake and river edges, to damp woodland and marshes.
It was used by an Anglo Saxon king on his flag.They must have liked the sword like leaves and pretty flower.
I tried not to fall into the lake photographing it as i had to move to the waters edge :)
It likes full sun, and is said to be invasive under good growing conditions.It is propogated by its Rhizomes.

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