We've all heard the rhyme "April showers bring May flowers", but just what blooms in May?
Follow along as we post about a new flower every day in May, some familiar, some may be new, all beautiful in their unique sort of way!
Known as yellow flag, yellow water iris, or pale yellow iris, this flower grows primarily in wetlands, often with its rhizomes submerged for long periods of time. This bright addition to wetlands is, unfortunately, a non-native invasive, spreading over large bodies of water through both seed disbursal as well as spreading rhizomes.
A native of Europe, northern Asia, the Middle East, and Northern Africa, this plant was brought to the Americas due to the medicinal qualities of its rhizome and it's appealing flower.
Although banned in many states, it is still sold in many garden centers as an ornamental plant.
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Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who spends her time exploring and learning about the unique history and nature in North East Ohio. She lives with her husband and cat in Wooster where she is also a family portrait and nature photographer as well as grows and cans her own vegetables. When she's not doing that, yoga and embroidery (not at the same time) are other things she enjoys.