Taxon  Report   8604 
Iris foetidissima  L.
Stinking iris
Iris foetidissima
© 2015 Robert Sikora
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Iris foetidissima
© 2015 Robert Sikora
Iris foetidissima
© Jo-Ann Ordano 2000 California Academy of Sciences
Iris foetidissima, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California.

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Iris foetidissima
© 2010 Phil Pullen
Genus: Iris
escaped cultivar
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Iris foetida
More information about  Iris foetidissima
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 16, 2018).

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