A Flower by Any Other Name

One of the best reasons to go to Theler Wetlands when birding is slow is when you get skunked birding you can always find beautiful flowers to photograph.

Wednesday was no exception. I was pleased to see that the Tiger Lilies

Tiger Lily

were in full bloom.

As were these

Pink Lily

though I’ll have to admit that I don’t know exactly what they are.

One of the reasons I headed back, though, was that I wanted to get a picture of these “native” iris that bloom in the wetlands:

Yellow Flag Iris

It turns out, though, that this Yellow Flag Iris isn’t native at all and is regarded, at least in King County, as a noxious weed

6 thoughts on “A Flower by Any Other Name

  1. I do hope that yellow iris has not taken offence at being called a noxious weed, Loren – it is a very beautiful flower – we have them all along our beck – their colloquial name is yellow flag and I love the way they mark the watercourse like flags. As usual lovely photos.

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