It's been a long time since I lived in the mountains of southeast Kentucky, and a very long time since I transplanted wild Blue Flags from the side of one of those mountains into my great Aunt Bett's back yard. To me they were beautiful, to her, they were medicinal. Some things are not meant to be forgotten.
Awesome article! I could almost imagine being there.
My husband has relatives that live in the South. We went to visit them about 37 years ago, and I will never forget the beauty of the mountains, it is something I will never forget, and the wonderful people that live there. Thank you so much for writing this. It brought back many memories.
Our wild iris here is the Pacific Coast Iris, Pacifica. It is one of the most beautiful of the many flowers that greet us in the spring. I hope you find your mountain to still be blessed with many of them!
Iris missouriensis should do well in Kentucky. We find them in dry stream beds in the Spring. So they get a lot of water when the Monsoon hits in July. Their foliage is so fine and I really like that, more like daylily foliage.