Wild Iris, Iris setosa Label
This is a profile photo image of an Iris setosa blossom in the sun. Iris setosa is a true member of the Iris family, Iridaceae. Iris setosa is also known as wild flag and the root of the plant is used for sore throats by Native Americans, although the rest of the plant is poisonous. This photo of Iris setosa was taken on Unalaska Island, which is part of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. Irises are a common wetland wildflower in Alaska. Irises are a popular state flower. Louisianna and Michigan have species of iris similar to Iris setosa as their state flower, while Tennessee has a cultivar, the bearded iris as its state flower.