Tennessee State Flower: Iris
Scientific Name: Iris
State Flower Description: Irises are perennial plants, growing from rhizomes which is like a bulb but rhizomes creep like a bulb. The Iris Flower rises from the rhizome which is among long slender green leaves which are pointed in shape. The flower of the Iris is a six lobed flower that opens then drops downward. Iris's bloom in a wide range of color with purple being the most prevalent.
Where It's Found: Iris are generally found in the temperate Northern hemisphere often alongside riverbanks, grassy slopes, and meadowlands as well as in ornamental gardens.
Tennessee State Flower Dedication: 1933