Iris Plants
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Alaska wild iris

Zone Temple NH 03084 zone 4 | ruth e. Quinn added on September 23, 2016 | Answered

25 seed packet versicolor - Among description notes "poisonous." Is this a dangerous plant and is it invasive?

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Alisma
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Answered on September 23, 2016

Alaska Wild Iris, botanical name Iris setosa, is indeed a poisonous plant, although it has been used in traditional herbalism with careful processing. Yes, it would be dangerous to eat the plant, but simply touching it while gardening wouldn't be harmful. It is not considered invasive.

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