The Flathead National Forest Facebook page says… It’s never too early to think about weeds. Yellow flag iris, while pretty, can quickly invade a pond. Only one site has been found on the Flathead Forest, so far, in the Swan Valley. This specimen was just past flowering in these photos (it was identified earlier) but you can recognize it by its obvious iris form and these large seed pods. For more information, check out: http://tinyurl.com/flagiris. (Invasive.org) We pulled this one, making sure to get all the roots.
Let’s keep an eye out for yet another invasive species! For more information about North Fork weeds, check out these NFNews posts.