Louisiana Irises Are Blooming Right Now
Right now is the perfect time to visit the swamp. The trees are just starting to bud so there isn’t a lot of foliage yet which means you will be able to take in the full scenery of the beautiful swamp. It’s not too hot yet and, best of all, the Louisiana irises are blooming right now. When visiting the swamp in March or April you will be able to see the flowers. The swamp will be literally dotted with purple patches. This is the only time of year the flower blooms and you don’t want to miss it. Book your trip today!
About The Flower
There are actually five species, Iris brevicaulis, Iris fulva, Iris giganticaerulea, Iris hexagonaand Iris nelsonii are known as the Louisiana irises, according to experts with the LSU AG Center. Experts say Iris brevicaulis and Iris fulva are native to the Mississippi valley from Louisiana to Ohio, and Iris giganticaerulea and Iris hexagona are found along the Gulf Coast from Mississippi to Texas. Only in South Louisiana, however, do all five species occur together. You will typically see them growing in damp or wet areas at the edge of swamps, in boggy areas or in roadside ditches. Their large attractive flowers cover a broad range of colors, including many shades of blue, purple, red, yellow, pink, gold, brown, lavender, burgundy and white. Book your swamp your today to experience Louisiana Irises in full bloom.
These tours are Entertaining, Educational and Exciting. They provide you with a relaxing view of our beautiful swamps.
Gators do hibernate during the cooler months, but lay on the bayou banks on warmer days. So even in Winter or early spring, our native Captains can sometimes find a sunning Gator on our tour. The slow drift of our tour boats through moss draped trees and small waterways, will provide ample opportunity for viewing and photography.