Tennessee State Flower

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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


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