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Iris brevicaulis

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Lamance iris, Short-stemmed iris
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Comment:

Spreads by rhizomes

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:
Early summer
Height:
0.75-1 ft.
Foliage:
Low growing sprawling stems; zig-zag pattern; long, strap-like green leaves
Flower:
Large, deep, bluish purple flowers with yellow and white crests on the reflexed falls
Site:
Sun to partial shade; average, well-drained soil; damp meadows, stream banks, ditches
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: 2623