Friday, February 26, 2010

"Yellow Flag Iris" - Photo of the Day - February 26th, 2010

Yellow Flag Iris - Photo of the Day - February 26th, 2010
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"Yellow Flag Iris"

A close-up of the fresh yellow blossom of a yellow flag iris flower, with it’s distinctive fleur-de-lis shape.

Captured in Lynde Shores Conservation Area in Whitby, Ontario, Canada.

Taken with a Canon Digital Rebel using an 18-55mm lens.

Yellow flag iris (Iris pseudacorus) is a species of Iris, native to Europe, western Asia and northwest Africa. It is also commonly known as yellow iris and yellow flag.

It has been grown in in North America as an ornamental plant, where it often escapes from cultivation to establish itself as an invasive aquatic plant which can create dense, monotypic stands that out compete other plants in the ecosystem.

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