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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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[1839-42]

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Free to use with attribution CC BYCredit: Wellcome Collection
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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)

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[London (Ave Maria Lane)] : [Whittaker & Co.], [1839-42]

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1 print : lithograph, with watercolour

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Iris Florentina

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Flag iris (Iris x germanica): flower and rhizome with some leaves. Coloured lithograph after M. A. Burnett, c. 1842. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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