Iris (Harlequin Blueflag) – 5/30/10

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/30/10

Observation Time: 4:10 p.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Iris (harlequin blueflag)

Scientific Name: Iris versicolor

Comments: The species has been implicated in several poisoning cases of humans and animals who consumed the rhizomes, which have been found to contain a glycoside, iridin. The sap can cause dermatitis in susceptible individuals.

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Iris (Harlequin Blueflag)