Official State Flowers of the United States
Iris lacustris - Dwarf Lake Iris
Iris lacustris – Dwarf Lake Iris
Michigan State Wildflower – In 1998, the Dwarf Lake Iris
(Iris lacustris) was designated as the state wildflower. Native to the state,the endangered flower grows along the northern shorelines of Lakes Michigan and Huron.
Iris lacustris-(also known as-dwarf lake iris), is a species in the genus-Iris, subgenus-Limniris-and in the Lophiris section (crested irises). It is a-rhizomatous, beardless-perennial plant,-native-to the-Great Lakes region-of eastern North America. It has lavender blue or violet-blue flowers, a very short stem and long fan-like green leaves. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant in-temperate-regions. It is closely related to-Iris cristata-(another North American crested iris).