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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.

5th Dec 2005 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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

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