Plant Detail

Iris setosa

* Common Name:

northern flag, beachhead iris

* Genus:

Iris

* Species:

setosa

Subspecies:

* Family (scientific):

Iridaceae

* Family (common):

Iris

Synonyms :

* Distribution in Canada:

British Columbia
Quebec
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
P.E.I.
Newfoundland

 

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Habitat

Ecozone(s):

Boreal Shield
Atlantic Maritime

Natural Habitat(s):

Habitat Garden(s):

Bird

Erosion Control?

Characteristics
 
Growing Conditions

* Plant Type:

Wildflower

Moisture Requirements:

Light Requirements:

Soil Requirements:

Temperature Zone:

Evergreen?

No

Average Height:

Tolerances:

Flower Info
 
Fruit/Seed Info

Showy flowers?

Showy fruit/seeds?

Bloom time:

Edible for humans?

Flower Colour(s):

Fruit/Seed Colour(s):

Miscellaneous
 
Uses

Fragrant Flowers?

Urban Oasis, Stewards in the City, and Eco Superior are specific Evergreen programs that some plants are used in.

Fragrant Foliage?

Program & Other Uses:

Fall colours?

Distinctive bark?

Poisonous to humans?

Yes

Thorns or prickles?

Attracts wildlife?

Hummingbirds

Larval host for:

Provincial tree/flower?

Plant Watch species?

Interesting Tidbits
 
References

Poisonous Parts: Rhizomes (thickened roots) and rootstocks, fresh or dry. Minor skin irritation when touched, low toxicity if ingested. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, elevated temperature following ingestion; skin irritation upon contact with seeds, rootstock, or cell sap. Toxic Principle: Irisin, iridin, or irisine. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.)

Poisonous Plants of N.C. State



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