My mother and her mother called these spring flowers flags--a name you don't hear much anymore used for Iris. They, along with peonies (do you say pe-o-nee or pe-ony?), would make up the flowers carried in a 3-pound coffee can to place in the flower boxes at the graveyards on every Memorial Day I can remember. On the few early springs in Idaho, there might be a few tender lilacs tucked in too.
So, when I was driving along one day and turned onto a street appropriately named 'Rustic Road' there stood this battalion of flags at attention. I thought they deserved some recognition @Today's Flowers.