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Iris foetidissima L.

Gladwin iris, stinking iris

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassLiliidaeIncludes lilies, orchids, and many others
OrderAsparagalesA diverse group that includes asparagus
FamilyIridaceaeIris family—perennial plants that grow from bulbs—also includes crocuses, gladiolas, and the genus Moraea
GenusIrisLatin for “iris”
SpeciesfoetidissimaVery evil-smelling

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Iris foetida Thunb.


Iris foetidissima description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Iris foetidissima (Gladwin iris, stinking iris)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, Cali­fornia
≈ 29 × 40" (73 × 101 cm)


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