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Iris hexagona

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Dixie iris, Louisiana iris
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
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:
Late spring
Height:
1-3 ft.
Foliage:
Zig-zagged, swordlike leaves
Flower:
Erect, blue to blue-violet standards; long, leaf-like bracts at base of spathes; six-sided seed pod
Site:
Damp to wet sites
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
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
cpp

NCCES plant id: 2625

Iris hexagona Iris hexagona
Richard-Crook, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Iris hexagona Iris hexagona
Malcolm Manners, CC BY - 2.0