Iris (plant)

related topics
{specie, animal, plant}
{food, make, wine}
{god, call, give}
{church, century, christian}
{@card@, make, design}
{acid, form, water}
{style, bgcolor, rowspan}
{son, year, death}
{game, team, player}
{school, student, university}

Hermodactyloides
Iris
Limniris
Nepalensis
Scorpiris
Xiphium

Iridodictyum
Juno
Junopsis
Xiphion

Iris is a genus of 260[1] species of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, referring to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species.[2] As well as being the scientific name, iris is also very widely used as a common name for all Iris species, though some plants called thus belong to other closely related genera. A common name for for some species is 'flags', while the plants of the subgenus Scorpiris are widely known as 'junos', particularly in horticulture. It is a popular garden flower.

The genera Belamcanda (blackberry lily), Hermodactylus (snake's head iris), Neomarica (walking iris) and Pardanthopsis are sometimes included in Iris.

Contents

Full article ▸

related documents
Melaleuca
California poppy
Clam
Companion planting
Typha
Phloem
Zebu
Poaceae
Crocus
Pansy
Cheese fly
Oscar (fish)
Pollen
Titan arum
‘Elepaio
Lark
Nemertea
American Bobtail
Loon
Polychaete
Philippine Eagle
Forensic palynology
Auk
Multituberculata
Sighthound
Trichoplax
White-throated Dipper
American Black Bear
Sea butterfly
Actinidiaceae