Rocky Mountain Iris

Genus Iris
Iris Family (Iridaceae)



Rocky Mountain Iris

Rocky Mountain Iris
(Iris missouriensis)

This plant is also known as Western Blue Flag. In Utah, it grows in the northeastern part of the state -- east of the Wasatch and Uinta mountains. This photo was taken in Wyoming, but I have seen the same kind of plant growing in Daggett County, Utah, in moist meadows near Flaming Gorge Dam.

They are usually about two feet tall. The ones I have seen have all been a light lavender blue in color, as shown in the photo, but some might have a darker color.