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Credits: Iris lacustris, Sean Zera/29 May 2005/north of Rockport, Michigan (Sean Zera, 01-JUN-05)

Comments: Iris lacustris flower and buds on the shore of Lake Huron (Sean Zera, 01-JUN-05)

This photo demonstrates a characteristic that distinguishes Iris lacustris from Iris cristata. The perianth tube (below the petals and above the ovary) is short leaving the flower sitting at the top of the green spathes. (Ken Walker, 25-APR-07)

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