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FLOWER CUT-OUTS

STINKING IRIS Iris foetidissima (Iridaceae) Height to 60cm<br />
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.
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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.

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Date: 26 Oct 2012
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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