Yellow Flag (Iris Pseudacorus)
Gaynor Lewis (June)
This beautiful iris stands proudly radiating its deep yellow colour amidst the cotton grass in marshes, ditches and ponds. The leaves are very distinct with their spear shape and sharp edge leading to a point, it is also known as Jacob's Sword. It was also used as a heraldic symbol on a battle flag during the 5th century by the king of Franks, Clovis. The seeds float and are dispersed by water.
This photo was taken in a nature reserve called Llanfair yn Neubwyll, Ynys Mon (Anglesey).