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Iris foetidissima , Stinking iris by lynn carter

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Iris foetidissima , Stinking iris by 

lovely wild flower, pity about the name, taken in fields around Lyme Dorset UK

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iris foetidissima stinking iris, wild flower, lynn carter, 2014 06 09

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  • billfox256
    billfox2563 months ago

    You nicely captured every detail of the flower petals Lynn!!!! Bill

  • thanks Bill xx

    – lynn carter

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryan3 months ago

    Beautiful! Does it really smell bad?

  • l have never noticed, l,ll try it xx

    – lynn carter

  • Linda  Makiej Photography
    Linda Makiej ...3 months ago

    Love this! The color is really beautiful!

  • thank you xx

    – lynn carter

  • Owed to Nature
    Owed to Nature3 months ago

    HA! Your description made me laugh… truly a pity for such pretty flower. But you roused my curiosity so I checked Wikipedia who says its also called the roast-beef plant (that name’s not much better either): It is known as “stinking” because some people find the smell of its leaves unpleasant when crushed or bruised, an odour that has been described as “beefy”. Nature sure has a strange sense of humor sometimes. ;-)

  • very true lol xx

    – lynn carter

  • Margaret Stevens
    Margaret Stevens3 months ago

    An interesting, if unpleasant name for this pretty flower. Please add a location so that it can be accepted into the ‘Wildflowers of the World’ group.

  • ok thanks xx

    – lynn carter

  • lezvee
    lezvee3 months ago

    This is so pretty and I agree with you entirely that it is a shame to give it such an awful name. Brilliant macro

  • thank you xx

    – lynn carter

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belaj3 months ago

    Beautiful in every way!

  • thank you xx

    – lynn carter

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