Flag iris (Iris x germanica): flower and rhizome with some leaves. Coloured lithograph after M. A. Burnett, c. 1842.
- Burnett, M. A., active 1850.
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The rhizome of the flag iris was ground and used as scent of violets or medicinally (orris powder) or for powdering wigs in 18th century Iris florentina is now considered a variety of Iris x germanica (the common flag iris of gardens)
[London (Ave Maria Lane)] : [Whittaker & Co.], [1839-42]
1 print : lithograph, with watercolour
Published description of the plant illustrated and its medicinal uses in : M.A.Burnett, Plantae utiliores ..., London, 1839-42
Wellcome Library no. 23813i