Wildflowers & Trees Of Appalachia

Appalachian Dialect Wildflowers & Trees Of Appalachia

Flags = Iris

flag, flag lily noun An iris (Iris prismatica). 1995-97 Montgomery Coll. flag (Ellis); flag lily (Adams, Brown, Cardwell, Norris, Oliver). [DARE chiefly South, South Midland] —Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English —- I was reminded of the common name for iris a few weeks back when AW left the following comment: “Beautiful picture of Iris (flags), and one of my favorite colors. I knew and hear all of these but don’t use heifer or heered.  I had a 6th grade teacher…

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