|Latin Name: Iris spp.|
Iris are tall, perennial, spiky plants which grown from bulbous tubers. The leaves are sword-shaped which either grow from the base or alternatively up the stem according to the species. Flowers are bight and showy with outer tepals normally drooping. Various colours ranging from blue and purple to yellow. Iris are grown as a garden flower so different colour combinations do escape into the wild. Can be found in almost any habitat including open woodland, water margins, lake and river shores, waste land, and grassland. Flowers June to August.
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