Yellowflag Iris

Iris pseudacorus

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Yellowflag Iris - A perennial, herbaceous, aquatic plant, growing 2-3 feet in height.

Leaves: Basal leaves are sword shaped and larger than the leaves found higher up the stem.

Flowers: There can be few or many flowers near the tip of the stems. Flowers are white-dark yellow with purple markings. There are 3 petals and 3 sepals.

Habitat: Most commonly found growing in very shallow water or mud. It can also grow along lake shores and slow-moving rivers. It tolerates a variety of conditions.

Weed Classification: C Select

Why is it a Noxious weed?

It is an ornamental that has become a nuisance in many states. It can sicken livestock if grazed, and the sap can cause skin irritation in humans.

This noxious weed is selected for in Lewis County, so if you need any help with identification or control help, please let us know!

Control Recommendations:

WA State Noxious Weed Control Board

UC Davis Weed Report

Whatcom County Weed Control