Iris cristata flowers



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Scientific classification

Kingdom:          Plantae

(unranked):        Angiosperms

(unranked):        Monocots

Order:   Asparagales

Family:             Iridaceae

Subfamily:        Iridoideae

Tribe:    Irideae

Genus: Iris

Subgenus:        Limniris

Section:            Lophiris

Species:           I. cristata

Binomial name : Iris cristata

Iris sibirica flowers



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Scientific classification

Kingdom:          Plantae

(unranked):        Angiosperms

(unranked):        Monocots

Order:   Asparagales

Family:             Iridaceae

Subfamily:        Iridoideae

Tribe:    Irideae

Genus: Iris

Subgenus:        Limniris

Iris cristata flower



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Iris cristata

Iris cristata flowers



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Iris cristata flower



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Scientific classification

Kingdom:          Plantae

(unranked):        Angiosperms

(unranked):        Monocots

Order:   Asparagales

Family:             Iridaceae

Subfamily:        Iridoideae

Tribe:    Irideae

Genus: Iris

Iris unguicularis flowers



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Common name:- Algerian iris.

Scientific classification

Kingdom:     Plantae

(unranked):     Angiosperms

(unranked):     Monocots

Order:     Asparagales

Family:     Iridaceae

Tribe:     Irideae

Genus:     Iris

Species:     I. unguicularis

Binomial name

Iris unguicularis

Toxicity :-

The rhizomes of Iris unguicularis contains 1,3-O-diferuloylsucrose, 5,7-dihydroxy-6-methoxychromone, irilone, 4′,5,7-trihydroxy-6-methoxyflavanone, tectorigenin, kaempferol, 4′,5,7-trihydroxy-3′,8-dimethoxyflavanone, 8-methoxyeriodictyol, hispidulin and mangiferin.

Iris reichenbachii flowers



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Monocots
Order:     Asparagales
Family:     Iridaceae
Tribe:     Irideae
Genus:     Iris
Species:     I. reichenbachii
Binomial name : Iris reichenbachii

Iris germanica flower



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Iris germanica flower



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Monocots
Order:     Asparagales
Family:     Iridaceae
Subfamily:     Iridoideae
Tribe:     Irideae
Genus:     Iris
Subgenus:     Iris
Section:     Iris
Species:     I. germanica
Binomial name
Iris germanica

Iris flower



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Monocots
Order:     Asparagales
Family:     Iridaceae
Subfamily:     Iridoideae
Tribe:     Irideae
Genus:     Iris

Medicinal uses:-

Rhizomes of the German Iris (I. germanica) and Sweet Iris (I. pallida) are traded as orris root and are used in perfume and medicine.

Flowers are  used in aromatherapy as sedative medicines.

The dried rhizomes are also given whole to babies to help in teething





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