Neat Plant Alert – Copper Iris

Today I pulled out my waterproof boots and went in search of Copper Iris (Iris fulva) in Little Rock. Mid-April is bloom season for Copper Iris, and I knew there was a population in the Fouche Creek bottomlands owned by the City of Little Rock in the area south of the I-30/440/530.

Lucky for me it was in bloom just a few dozen yards off the access road!

Iris fulva

Copper iris growing in a seasonally wet bottomland forest in south Little Rock

The species is more common in counties closer to the Mississippi River and can be sometimes spotted growing in ditches along backroads in those counties.

Article and photographs by ANPS member Eric Hunt

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Botanical Photographer living in Little Rock, Arkansas
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