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Stinking Iris (Iris foetidissima)

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Plant with sword-shaped evergreen leaves. Forms with dull purple flowers from May to July. Fruits (pictured) are club shaped capsules that split into 3 segments when ripe, exposing orange-red seeds. It is common in southern England mainly on calcareous soils. Pictured mid December 2005, Maulden, Bedfordshire.

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5th Dec 2005 by Diane Earl

Subjects:
Biology, Science

Key Stages:
Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

Keywords:
plant flower wild berry fruit

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