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the Oregon Iris

Per the Silver Falls seed company site:

The Oregon Iris is found west of the Cascade Mountains, between northern Oregon and southern Washington. (Native Americans used this flower’s leaves for making fish nets.) The Oregon Iris is also commonly called Purple Fang, Blue Fang, or Wild Iris. It is often found growing in open, grassy meadows, along roadsides, in pastures, and in logged areas at low to mid elevations. Oak woodlands and Coniferous forests are also common places to find the Oregon Iris growing in the wild. The color of this flower can range in hue from dark violet to light lavender, and is occasionally accompanied by a light splash of white.

the Oregon Iris

Per the Silver Falls seed company site:

The Oregon Iris is found west of the Cascade Mountains, between northern Oregon and southern Washington. (Native Americans used this flower’s leaves for making fish nets.) The Oregon Iris is also commonly called Purple Fang, Blue Fang, or Wild Iris. It is often found growing in open, grassy meadows, along roadsides, in pastures, and in logged areas at low to mid elevations. Oak woodlands and Coniferous forests are also common places to find the Oregon Iris growing in the wild. The color of this flower can range in hue from dark violet to light lavender, and is occasionally accompanied by a light splash of white.

comments (6)

  • Ginnie
  • in Atlanta right now!
  • 28 Apr 2010, 02:37
This is downright glorious, Kay!
Kay: Thank you so much, Ginnie. I almost missed this flower on an afternoon walk last summer in the Columbia Gorge.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Apr 2010, 07:22
A lovely shot Kay: you have excelled yourself!
Kay: Thank you, Chris!
This is just gorgeous Kay!
Kay: Thank you so much, Richard! Glad you like it.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Apr 2010, 16:36
If I understand correctly it is wild growing plant. We have a Wild Iris over here - smallish white flower with beautiful pattern at the heart.

Great picture - if ever I walk in Oregon, I will see one and remember Kay.
Kay: Thank you, Louis. smile
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 28 Apr 2010, 18:39
How lovely, you sure know how to put a lovely subject in a more lovelier shot.

BTW, we once went to an iris farm in Oregon (cant remember where exactly) and boy you have the best irises around,.
Kay: I understand this one is hard to catch too, Maria. Thanks!
  • blackdog
  • Ghost Train
  • 28 Apr 2010, 23:11
Lovely colours, marvelous how nature instictively knows the complementary pairing!
Kay: Yes, so true. Nature knows all. smile

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