|blue-flag, wild iris (Iris spp.)||
blue-flag, wild iris (Iris spp.; IRIS FAMILY [Iridaceae]) Small to medium sized native perennial herbs with large (2-4" wide), showy, flowers, blue or violet with yellow markings. 3 large outer divisions are sepals, 3 smaller inner erect parts are the petals. Leaves are long and narrow, flattened, sheathing the stem. Found in shallow water and wet ground. Flowers in summer. Two species are common in Wisconsin. 
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