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Iris germanica

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Bearded iris, German iris, Rhizomatous iris
Cultivar(s):
Harvest of Memories, Sugar Blues
Categories:
Perennials, Poisonous Plants, Summer Bulbs
Description:
Perennial herbs from a rhizome or bulb; leaves strap-like, overlapping at base, oriented in one plane; flowers 1-several at the top of a naked stem, 6-parted with 3 outer, spreading or pendent "falls" and 3 inner, erect "standards", variously colored; fruit a capsule.
Season:
Summer
Light:
Full-AM Sun
Color:
Most colors
Height:
4-48 in. (5-120 cm)
Depth:
Even with soil surface
Organ:
Rhizome
Hardiness:
Hardy II - injured below 14 degrees F (-10C)
Storage:
Store rhizomes in peat at 35 degrees F (2C)
Poison Part:
Rhizomes (thickened roots) and rootstocks, fresh or dry.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion, dermatitis.
Symptoms:
Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, elevated temperature following ingestion; skin irritation upon contact with seeds, rootstock, or cell sap.
Toxic Principle:
Irisin, iridin, or irisine.
Severity:
CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN. SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; forest or natural area in native woodlands, marshes, and shallow water; landscape in flower gardens
Tags:
rhizome, many colors, summer bulb, full sun, APVG

NCCES plant id: 902

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