Morning Flag

Family: Iridaceae
Genus: Orthrosanthus
Species: multiflorus
Main Flower Colour: Blue


Orthrosanthus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, first described as a genus in 1827. It native to Australia, Mexico, Central and South America.

The genus name is derived from the Greek words orthros, meaning "morning", and anthos, meaning "flower". They are known commonly as morning irises.

These are rhizomatous perennial herbs. The linear to sword-shaped leaves are arranged in a layered fan. The flowers are usually blue, except in one white-flowered species. This genus is closely related to the genus Libertia. The flowers are very similar, but Libertia flowers are usually white.

Flowering start in September and ends in November.


The main flower colour is blue.

Views (per week)26


Bio Regions

Kanmantoo (KAN)

Region Specifics

Kangaroo Island

Related Blogs

The following are links to Members' Blogs that contain the words "Morning Flag" OR "Orthrosanthus" OR "Iridaceae". Creating Blogs is restricted to Members only. Not a Member? Join here.

There are no blogs available. Results based on search "Morning Flag" OR "Orthrosanthus" OR "Iridaceae"

Comments & Reviews

Post a Comment
Add Photos & Files
Edit Wildflower
Alert Admin

Sponsored Links