|Iris foetidissima subsp. var.||Stinking Iris, Gladwin Iris|
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|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Iris foetidissima, Linn. Gladwin. Lvs. 1-1 ½ ft. long: st. compressed, 2-3 ft. long, 2-3-headed: tube ½ in. long; limb bright lilac; outer segms. 1 ½ -2 in. long, with a suborbicular blade equaling the claw; inner segms. shorter, oblanceolate. Cent, and S. Eu., England, Afghanistan and Algeria.—This plant is very distinct, and is easily recognized by the odor of the broken lvs. The caps, remain on the plants in winter, bursting open and displaying rows of orange-red berries. The fls. are rather inconspicuous. There is a whitish variety with brown veins, and a variety with white-striped lvs. A pale yellow form veined with green also occurs occasionally.
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