Help identifying a plant

 

  

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mucked that up! new to the site. can anyone identify this plant for me never seen it before. berries worry me because my grand children play in the garden.

 

 

 

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  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    looks like iris foetidissima

  • Its Iris 

    foetidissima, the berries are poisonous.

     

     

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,257

    Easily solved. just cut them off. Dead head the flowers when they fade and you won't get the seed pods.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Lion SLion S Posts: 263

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     They look like  the berries of Iris foetidissima. Also known as the Stinking Iris. The berries are poisonous but the flowers aren't. I'd get rid of those berries if the grandchildren are still small.

  • Yes, just chop the berries off and you're sorted. Make sure none drop off in the process, as they are designed to!

  • Many thanks for your help,will nip them off in the morning,think i will keep the plants though the area its in needs brightening up. 

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,115

    The seed pods are often dried for flower arrangements. The flowers are not showy like the berries.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,250

    I put them in a Christmas decoration one year, they looked really good.

    I didn't eat themimage

  • knowing how my grandkids eat their not coming near the house,they do look very festive though

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