New Mexico Wildflowers: Iris Family



Flowers are organized alphabetically by genus and species. Hover over a photo series to control the images.

 Rocky Mountain Iris (Iris missouriensis)

To learn about a tiny patch of domestic irises in the Sandia Mountain Wilderness, click here.


Pale Yellow Iris (Iris pseudacorus)

Pale yellow iris (or water flag) is an exotic wetland plant and in many places is considered an invasive species. It has become widespread along irrigation drains in the Albuquerque area. The young fruit reminds me of green chiles.