Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor)
Wild Flowers of Sleepy Hollow Lake

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Wild Flowers of Sleepy Hollow Lake
Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor)

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(Blue Flag Iris - 06) When we moved into our new home on Sleepy Hollow Lake in 1980, there were many clusters of blue flag iris growing along the 17 miles of shore line. As more and more of the shore line was rip-rapped to prevent erosion, we began to notice a decline in the numbers of blue flag along the shore, so we transplanted a few clusters to our property in order to preserve their beauty. The photos in this series are of the ones in our yard. During late spring, several clusters can still be seen in bloom along the lake shore.