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Copper Iris, Red Iris
Full sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, adapted to most soils except rocky, moderately acid to alkaline pH. 3-5 ft. height, blooms in spring, coppery red flowers, spreads by rhizomes at a moderate rate.
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Native Region: Coastal Plain Province of West Tennessee
Designated a “Threatened Species” in Tennessee. Naturally occurs in wet swampy soil. Showy flowers. Attracts hummingbirds.