Iris lacustris Nutt.
Family: Iridaceae
dwarf lake iris
[Iris cristata subsp. lacustris Aiton,  more]
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Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Iris: named for the Greek goddess of the rainbow
Plants: erect, perennial, 2"-3" tall forb, mostly with no stem
Leaves: arching, greater than 1/3" wide, linear
Flowers: blue, 6-parted, 2" wide, mostly stalkless; blooms May-June
Fruits: capsule
Habitat: woods often under white cedar, Lake Michigan shores; in limy, gravelly soil
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Threatened (Federally Threatened)
Iris lacustris
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Margery Melgaard  
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Merel R. Black  
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Margery Melgaard  
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Christopher Noll  
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Thomas Givnish  
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