Erect stems and leaves. Leaves 1 in. wide, stiff. Flowers numerous, bright yellow, with brown marks outlining crest area, petals narrow near middle. Grows in waterways and other wet areas throughout North America at low elevations. A European native used as a symbol for Louis VII, called fleur de Louis, now a design known as fleur-de-lis. Invasive weed of wetlands.
- Rarity: Common
- Flowering Time: Early Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 1--3 feet
- Habitat: Bog/Fen/Wetland, Lake/Pond
- Found In: Olympic Np, West Gorge, N Cascades Np
- Native: No