Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tennessee's State Flower

The Purple Iris was named Tennessee's State Flower in the 1930s.

8 comments:

Halcyon said...

An excellent choice!

Abraham Lincoln said...

That is a pretty flower, Chris. I like the Iris and we always called them "flags" but I have no idea why. I can guess that it has something to do with what used to be called, "Decoration" day and is now called, "Memorial" day. People took a lot of "flags" and "peonies" to the graveyards in Mason canning jars -- to decorate the graves.

Jim said...

Pretty color, reminds me of that delicate flower they call the Gov of Alaska, LOL.

Suldog said...

Hello, Chris! Lovely photos, as always.

I've started the "Thanksgiving Comes First" train rolling again. If you'd like to add your voice to the fray again, it would surely be appreciated.

Jim

Kate said...

It's beautiful, Chris, and beautifully photographed.

Carlos Lorenzo said...

Beautiful iris. Thanks for the info Chris.

Virginia said...

i love iris, but my favorite variety is what I call Dutch Iris, those little blue ones with the yellow throats.

Clueless in boston said...

Great color and a beautiful shot of a pretty
flower.