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Iris filifolia - Boiss.
                 
Common Name
Family Iridaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards Many plants in this genus are thought to be poisonous if ingested, so caution is advised[65]. The roots are especially likely to be toxic[238]. Plants can cause skin irritations and allergies in some people[238].
Habitats Sandy and limestone soils[79] in dry rocky places[50].
Range S.W. Europe to N. Africa.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Iris filifolia


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Physical Characteristics
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Iris filifolia is a BULB growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in). It is in leaf 7-Oct It is in flower in June. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms
I. juncea.

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds; East Wall. In. West Wall. In.
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Root.
Edible Uses:

Bulb - cooked. Used as a vegetable[22, 46, 61, 105].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Prefers a sunny position[42, 79]. Requires a well-drained soil and needs to be kept dry in summer[200]. Established plants are drought tolerant[190]. Plants are best grown in a cold frame in Britain to protect them from summer damp[79]. Bulbs should be planted 7 - 10cm deep and will require feeding after they have flowered[79]. The leaves appear in the autumn and require protection from severe frosts[90]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[233].
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed should be sown as early in the year as possible in a cold frame. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first year. Plant out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer. Division, best done after flowering. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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