|Dwarf Crested Iris, Iris verna|
|Dwarf Violet Iris, Iris verna|
Shawnee State forest has two native Iris species that live in upland woods- not wetlands. These two species are relatively frequent along the roads of Shawnee State forest and may be my favorite plants in the forest. I'm just so fascinated by Irises that live in upland woods, rather than wetlands. Aren't they cool? I like the dwarf crested iris so much that I purchased a nice one gallon pot from Scioto Gardens last year that is quickly spreading in my backyard wildflower garden. I could photograph these over, and over, and over again.