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 - 08) The blue flag iris was cultivated by the Native Americans for medicinal purposes. The rhizomes (roots) were used as a cathartic and, when dried and powdered, were made into a poultice for sores and bruises. God's gift of this amazing "orchid" of the north is something we should all cherish and protect.