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    I have two sizable batches of yellow bog Iris. They grow rapidly and add vive rant color to your bog. They also offer a little shade to the plants that need it. That is why I added it to my bog, but since it does grow well I now had to remove some. I will start the bidding at $5 because that should cover the shipping, maybe.These are beautiful plants, don't let them pass you by and end up in the composite heap.
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    What growing conditions do they need?
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    This isn't Yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus) is it?

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    $5

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    They need damp to wet soil or they can live in water. They grow very well with my sarracenia and drosea, all happily in the bog. I am not sure what yellow flag iris is. These are actual iris and look somewht dutch or japanese. There are two bundles so it is a dutch auction. One is bid on.

    Oh, and they are very hardy.
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    I think you just described Yellow Flag Iris which is is native to Europe and the British Isles, Western Asia, North Africa, and to the Mediterranean. It definitely does have a Dutch iris look to it. If it is yellow flag iris, it escaped cultivation quite a while ago and has become a major thorn in the side of wetlands managers. Controlling its spread can be exhaustive.

    Here's a few images-
    http://vitabotagarden.iatp.by/plants...seudacorus.jpg
    http://www.floridanature.org/photos....323.jpg
    http://www.funet.fi/pub....-1y.jpg
    http://www.holoweb.com/cannon/images...seudacorus.jpg

    Here's the USDA plant profile for the plant-
    http://www.plants.usda.gov/cgi_bin....ol=IRPS

    It's listed as a prohibited invasive species in one state, noxious in a few others which means that more states will follow. It has become a problem in Illinois however we are shamefully slow to get these plants on our hall of shame list.

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    It is hard to say. I bought the original one at Wally World for $7 something. There is a blue one to, but it did not do as well. It diffenatly could spread if not controlled, but I am not haveing any more spreading problem than I do with the standaed terrestrial iris.
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    Laura's right about this plant. The Nature Conservancy says that it's a potentially serious invasive plant and all parts of the plant are poisonous. Please insure that these plants don't get near any wet areas...

    Here's some add'l info Nature Conservancy Info
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