Saturday, June 15, 2013

Queen of the Swamp

 
Wild Yellow Iris
Iris pseudacorus
 
A wetland plant that is especially showy during its short blooming period. Not native to North America,  Iris pseudacorus was brought to Canada and the U.S. as an ornamental plant in the early 1900s. It is a fast-growing and fast-spreading invasive plant that can out compete other wetland plants.
 
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53 comments:

  1. Beautiful color, lovely flower and a terrific capture for the day, Karen! Hope your weekend is off to a great start! Enjoy!

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  2. oh une belle couleur

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  3. Perfectly captured. So wonderful.

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  4. It may be a pest but such a lovely one!

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  5. Such a lovely flower - I just love yellow flowers. So bright and cheerful!!

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  6. That is a beautiful flower, such a gorgeous colour. Wonderful capture.

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  7. great shot of the beautiful Iris. :)

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  8. They are a pretty iris. I've seen them growing happily in wet areas near Lake Simcoe.

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  9. Beautiful Iris, Karen. Love the vibrant colors you captured.

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  10. How lovely. The only swamp iris I have seen are a burgundy colour.

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  11. Hi Karen, thank you for sharing these gorgeous yellow Iris with Today's Flowers. I saw a lot of these on our recent trip and your photo is a marvelous macro shot.

    Would you be willing to share two or three of your favorite flower photos on our home page in our Guest Friend spot? If you are interested you can send them to me at luvinwildlife@hotmail.com, and if you could please put ‘TODAY’S FLOWERS’ in the subject line, this would prevent it from dropping into my spam folder. As friends send me their photos I add them to a list in the order received, and let them know when they will be shown.

    Thank you for considering this and absolutely no pressure, we are just very grateful that you share your flowers with us whenever you can.

    Wishing you a happy weekend,
    Denise
    Today’s Flowers
    An English Girl Rambles

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  12. Wow - beautiful! Such lovely bright colors.

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  13. Such a lovely pic. Cheers me up! Thanks!

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  14. Iris. I always call my mom the "Queen of the Iris" because she always grew them. They remind me of childhood.

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  15. Beautiful color! A wonderful shot!

    Ps:Physalis taste like juicy strawberry with sour lemon.

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  16. Heisann!

    Thank you, Karen, for your comments on my blog. And this Iris is so elegant, I had some moved from a ditch to our pond last summer, but now the pond is damaged by the community. If you open the label "Dammen", you will see what has happened!
    and https://www.facebook.com/StottegruppeforBjolstaddammen

    Have a wonderful week ;:OD)

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  17. That delicate and beautiful flowers with bright colors .., beautiful photo!

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  18. They are definitely pretty! I just wish they weren't so invasive.

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  19. Love the color, gorgeous iris!

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  20. I love yellow and this yellow Iris is one of the flower I wanted to get ^_^

    Kim,USA

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  21. I've seen and had the purple but never seen a yellow. It's a pretty sunny yellow.
    Lovely shots!

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  22. Came here again from MYM.
    Lovely flowers!

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  23. Incredible photo. We have something similar to this that grow wild here near a small lake!. The color is so gorgeous!

    Jorunn Norway

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  24. I used to call these "Yellow Flag" - which makes sense really!

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  25. A very stylish, beautiful yellow iris! Love the texture detail captured in this macro!

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  26. Beautiful flower and great detail. Like Stewart M in the UK these are called Yellow Flags!

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  27. Wow -- stunning shot!

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  28. Wonderful photo of a beautiful flower.

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  29. She is lovely. I´m fond of yellow flowers.

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  30. Wow...that's a very pretty yellow iris.

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  31. Invasive but beautiful. Invasive plants are prevalent in Florida and often they are lovely plants that are very hard to dislike!.

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  32. Sunny yellow in all its glory♫ Lovely capture. My Catch: http://lauriekazmierczak.com/o-spacious-skie/

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  33. Lovely Iris... such a happy color! Thanks for sharing on WTS...

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  34. Gorgeous image!!! I love the sunlight and shadows on the petals!!

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  35. Wonderful iris, Bright in her colour.
    Have a nice evening.
    Mormor

    http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2013/06/17/mandarin-orange-monday-46/

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  36. lovely pic ! what gorgeous color!!

    weeds are just healthy, thriving plants in the wrong place - they don't eveny know that they are weeds! *VBS*

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  37. Gorgeous. Happy MOM.

    Mine are here and here.

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  38. Beautiful colour and detail. The touch of orange against the yellow is magical. Thank you for sharing your work on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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  39. A real golden queen captured beautifully!

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  40. So somehow I missed this, gorgeous!!

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  41. She lives up to her title Karen! Gorgeous detail! I can't wait to see what you have to share with I Heart Macro this week! Sorry I'm slow getting around to visit, I've been out of town.

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