Photo Credit
Photo courtesy of USFWS William Finley National Wildlife Refuge.

Oregon wild iris

Scientific name
Iris tenax
Plant Family
Plant Group
Flower varies from white to deep purple, and occasionally yellow. Grows in open, grassy places. The slender leaves are often mistaken for grass when plant is not in bloom.
Identification Hints

Flower varies from white to deep purple, and occasionally yellow. Grows in open, grassy places. The slender leaves are often mistaken for grass when plant is not in bloom.

Did You Know?

Native to the west coast, Oregon wild iris is found in California, Washington, and Oregon. This iris can often be found in large numbers along roadsides and in grasslands, providing a spectacular purple display when in full bloom.

States
CA, OR, WA