The Wild Iris’s are blooming in the marsh.
The flowers themselves are poisonous, and the animals seem to know that, they never try to eat them. But according to Adirondack Forever Wild, some Native Americans and Colonists used them medicinally. And the roots, made into a powder, have been used for perfumes and potpourri.
This is a good year for them, they’re blooming in the barnyard and two pastures. I pick some of them to bring inside the house, but always feel a little bad about taking them away from the marsh and the outdoors.
If we didn’t have so many, I wouldn’t pick them at all.