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Blue Flag Flower

Blue Flag Flower

Blue Flag Flower

There isn’t anything necessarily sinister about these fluctuations in plant numbers, or slight shifts in distribution. Wildflower populations respond to many cues, suffer deficits, and enjoy bounteous seasons. Unnatural disturbances are patent; natural changes require lengthy observance. Blue flag iris and blue-eyed grass are members of the same family, the Iridaceae, but the two plants would not necessarily exhibit parallel behaviors or undergo the same changes.

Blue flag is native to the southeastern U.S., and is easy to grow in wet sunny areas. It has lovely green blade-like foliage most of the year, and for a few weeks in spring is covered in blue flowers with yellow centers. It grows to 2-3 feet, and needs wet soil to thrive. It can actually be planted right in water, so it’s perfect for the edges of ponds and lakes, where it will naturalize and spread to create shelter for wildlife like nesting ducks. (Source: www.birdsandblooms.com)

 

 

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