Latin name: Iris missouriensis Nutt.
  Pronunciation: EYE-ris mis-oo-ree-EN-sis

  Common name: Western blue flag
  Family: Iridaceae (Iris)
  Habitat: Moist grassy places, wet meadows in yellow
  pine forest, 4400-8400'

  Blooming period: May to June
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Iris
  2) missouriensis
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