Iris missouriensis / western blue flag / Rocky Mountain iris. Bishop Creek, Sierras, CA.
Iris missouriensis (or Iris montana) is commonly called western blue flag, Rocky Mountain iris, or Missouri flag. It is a hardy flowering rhizomatous species of the genus Iris, in the family Iridaceae. This Iris is native to western North America, growing widely in marshes and wet soils, from sea-level coastal hills to high-elevation mountains and alpine meadows. Photographed at 9400 feet elevation along North Fork Bishop Creek, near North Lake Campground, Inyo National Forest, Sierra Nevada, California, USA.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download