Iris virginica ‘shrevei’
$4.50 – $8.95
Photo credit: Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRC.jpg
Soil: Hydric (Wet) to Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full to Part
Flowers: The flowers consist of 3 sepals and 3 upright petals.
Leaves: The leaves are bright greens and lance shaped.
This is another nice Iris for use in rain gardens and shoreline projects. Also great for cut and dried bouquets!
Medicinal Uses: The roots are toxic if not properly prepared. Native Americans pounded it into a paste to use on the skin, and infused the root to treat liver ailments.
Food Uses: Poisonous.
More Information: Attractive to birds.
Name: Iris means Rainbow in Greek. Shrevei is in honor of botanist Ralph Shreve.