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Iris hollandica

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Dutch Iris
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Spring Bulbs
Comment:

Keep moist during growing season

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:
Mid to late spring (April/May)
Light:
Full sunlight only
Height:
20 in.
Space:
4-6 in. apart, 6-8 per sq. ft.
Depth:
5 in. to the base
Usage:
Beds, borders, and fresh cut flowers
Organ:
Bulb
Hardiness:
Tender III- injured below 35 degrees F (2 degrees C)
Origin:
Hybrid of species from Spain and Morocco
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:
cpp

NCCES plant id: 845

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