Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

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Iris foetidissima

Iris fétide
Stinking Iris

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

purple

Flower size

50-70 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Linear

Height

to 70 cm

Description

The name Stinking Iris refers to the odour released when rubbing the leaves. It is a beardless Iris. Grows in moist soil in open forest.

A rhizomatous perennial.

Flowers

The flowers are a dull purplish colour flecked with yellow, followed by very colourful seed capsules that remain on the plant till spring.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Sword shaped leaves, 5-8 cm long.

Fruits Seeds

Pod: splits open to reveal orange-red berry-like seeds.

Medical

Root: macerated fresh root in ale was used as a laxative.

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