White flag iris, native Tasmanian flower
White flag iris (photograph: James Wood)

White flag iris

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The white ​flag iris is a perennial flowering plant, known for its beautiful white flowers. Sometimes called a butterfly iris due to its large, bilaterally symmetrical petals. The white flag iris is a fairly common native iris species in Tasmania, and is also found in southern parts of Australia. The iris can be found over much of the state, flowering from spring to summer. 

Common name: White flag iris, butterfly iris​

Scientific name: Diplarrena moraea

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