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Re: HIST: Flags


From: "Francis McVicker" <billmcvicker@email.msn.com>

Mike,

I was recently in Ireland, and some of the folks there referred
to the i pseudacorous growing wild as 'yellow flags' which may
suggest that the origins may predate our homesteading.

Bill McVicker......in hot and dry Oklahoma

----- Original Message -----
From: Michael D. Greenfield <redear@infinet.com>
To: Iris Talk <iris-talk@onelist.com>
Sent: Monday, August 23, 1999 1:05 PM
Subject: [iris-talk] HIST: Flags


> From: "Michael D. Greenfield" <redear@infinet.com>
>
> Does anyone know how it is that some people call iris flags?
>
> The reason I was told this weekend is ;  When people were homesteading
> years ago they would plant a iris on each corner to mark their land.
>
> Does anyone know if this is true?
>
> I cannot think of any other plant you could carry around and plant almost
> any time of the year and hope to have it grow.
>
> Mike Greenfield
> redear@infinet.com
> SW Ohio
>
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