144693 STINKING IRIS Iris foetidissima (Iridaceae) Height to 60cm
Tufted perennial of scrub and woodlands, mostly on calcareous soils. FLOWERS are 7-8cm across, purplish and veined (May-Jul). FRUITS are green, oblong and 3-sided, splitting to reveal orange seeds. LEAVES are dark green and sword-shaped, with an unpleasant smell. STATUS-Locally common only in S England and S Wales.