Blue Flag iris, Iris missouriensis

Iris missouriensis (series LONGIPETALAE) at 8,000 feet elevation on Monitor Pass, Alpine County, in California's eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Iris missouriensis growing on Monitor Pass, eastern Sierra Navadas.

  (Top row) Growing in a moist meadow on the west side of the Pass.  (Bottom row) In dry sagebrush scrub on the east slope of the Pass, above Carson Valley, Nevada. Steve and Anne Ayala, June 17, 2003.