Iris

Tennessee State Flower

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Purple Iris flower

Purple Iris flower; photo by Fred on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Iris - Tennessee State Cultivated Flower

Tennessee recognized the iris (Genus Iridaceae) as the state cultivated flower in 1933. The iris flower comes in a variety of colors, but the purple iris is commonly accepted as the state flower of Tennessee. "When it's Iris Time in Tennessee" (by Willa Waid Newman) is one of Tennessee's state songs.

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Images

Purple iris with dew; photo by Bill Gracey on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Purple iris with dew

Iris flowers; photo by DJS Photo on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works). 

Iris flowers