"Ooh, look at that fancy purple flower!"
- Some bee or hummingbird, probably
Oregon Iris has some of the best-liked flowers in our area, particularly by humans, but also by bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds! Like other Irises, it has deep, three-petaled flowers, which are a deep purple.
It is usually found in sunny, moist sites that dry out a bit in the summer - such as meadows, hillsides, and roadside ditches. It does well in gardens, and slowly forms a small clump with long, pointed grasslike leaves.
Oregon Iris can take a bit of shade, although like many other plants, it will produce more blooms in sunshine.
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