science education

Exploring Nature Science Education Resource:

Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science Resources for K-12

Blue Flag

Iris versicolor
Blue Flag

Habitat

They are found in marshes and wet meadows.

Description

It is a big, blue-violet flower with 3 petals and 3 yellow-veined leaves (sepals) below the flower. Each plant has one to several flowers that sit on top of strong stem. They have tall, sword-like leaves that attach at the bottom. They bloom May through July.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

  • Flower Type: Flower Regular with 3 petals, plus 3
  • Flower Color: Blue (petals and sepals)
  • 
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
  • Plant Type: Wildflower (large)
  • 
Leaf Type: Long, narrow and entire (smooth edge)
Blue Flag Photo

Citing Research References

When you research information you must cite the reference. Citing for websites is different from citing from books, magazines and periodicals. The style of citing shown here is from the MLA Style Citations (Modern Language Association).

When citing a WEBSITE the general format is as follows.
Author Last Name, First Name(s). "Title: Subtitle of Part of Web Page, if appropriate." Title: Subtitle: Section of Page if appropriate. Sponsoring/Publishing Agency, If Given. Additional significant descriptive information. Date of Electronic Publication or other Date, such as Last Updated. Day Month Year of access < URL >.

Here is an example of citing this page:

Amsel, Sheri. "Blue Flag" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2019. June 24, 2019
< http://www.exploringnature.org/db/view/Blue-Flag >

Exploringnature.org has more than 2,000 illustrated animals. Read about them, color them, label them, learn to draw them.

cheetah, tiger, panda, fox, bear, cougar