“Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.”
~Vincent Van Gogh, 1889
Dwarf Vernal Iris Photographed in Phillipsport, New York, USA.
Wildflower in the family of Iridaceae, Iris.
Thin, grass-like leaves rise from a basal cluster; the large, typical iris blossom, occurring on a branched stem, is blue to violet.
Flowers are 3 upcurving petals and 3 downcurving sepals; blue to violet; sepals yellow and white toward base.
Leaves: 4-5" long; 1/8-1/4" wide; sword-like, and ribbed.
Habitat Brackish to fresh swamps and meadows near the coast; swamps and peat bogs inland.
Range Coastal areas from Maine to South Carolina; also southern Appalachians in Georgia and Alabama.