Friday, June 26, 2015

Stinking Iris

Another late-night entry! 
This is Stinking Iris, Iris foetidissima. It is so named because its leaves, when crushed, apparently smell like 'beef'. 
The flowers are short-lived, but the bright red berries that are eventually revealed in the autumn when the large green pods split open, are probably better-known.
It is the other native iris, the other having been previously covered in the blog!

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