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Iris pseudacorus

Iris des marais
Yellow Flag

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

70-100 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Linear

Height

to 150 cm

Description

A rhizomatous perennial. It grows at the water’s edge of rivers, marshes and ponds. Although essentially a water plant it tolerates long periods of drought. Can be invasive.

It has been used in water purification treatments as it absorbs heavy metals through its roots.

Flowers

Flowers (5 to 10) are bright yellow, 7-10 cm long, with brown markings on the oval blades of the falls; the standard is much shorter than the falls, 2-3 cm.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Sword-like, pointed, greyish-green, 1-3 cm wide.

Fruits Seeds

Pod with numerous pale brown seeds, 4-7 cm.

Medical

Roots: once used as an emetic.

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