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tiggrx

Iris foetidissima

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2016
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harebell

It's name doesn't do it justice it's lovely 😄

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rusty

Why is it called a stinking iris? Seems a little unfair for such a pretty flower.

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kathy

The description in the encyclopaedia is interesting!

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tiggrx

@rusty if you crush the leaves they have an unpleasant smell (supposedly like stale beef). But it does seem unfair to give it that name.

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tiggrx

@kathy obviously written by someone who really doesn't like the plant!

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richard.spicer.7906

I've been looking out to see if mine will flower this year after I moved them, but no sign yet

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2015
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fuschia

There are so many stinking plants lol 😂😂 do they really stink 😂😂😂 we know @Nettle s does and that's not even a stinking plant if you get me 😂😂😂😂

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tiggrx

@fuschia This one smell a bit unpleasant if you crush the leaf but it doesn't really stink thank god!

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fuschia

I adore plants that smell when you rub the leaves ie lemon balm or curry plant or lavender. My mother in law had a beautiful black arum type lily. It smelt like rotting meat yuk 😂😂😂😂

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debs69

🙄😷😷😷

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kathy

Pretty though

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2015
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tiggrx

There can't be many plants where the most flamboyant part is the seeds!

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fuschia

Wow. Will you harvest them @tiggrx 😊

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tiggrx

@fuschia no I won't bother, there's already quite a few young plants scattered around the garden. I think the birds probably eat them thinking that they are berries and sow them around.

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debs69

I have an iris that has gone to seed like this too 🤓

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fuschia

Adds to the interest 😊😊

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debs69

Sure does 🤓👍

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richard.spicer.7906

Great photo, looks amazing! 👌🏼

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2015
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justin

And does it smell Aaron 😳😷😂

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tiggrx

@justin only if you crush the leaves

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juliesgarden

Not seen these before 😕

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fuschia

Ooh how odd 😉

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kathy

Very different

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richard.spicer.7906

Nice 👍🏼

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ukgardentags

#uknative

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ukgardentags

#internationalweekend

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brightcolours

#stinky #iris #stinkingiris

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