Insight into Stinking Iris (Iris foetidissima): a native plant, locally frequent in the south of Britain to North Wales.
It has an unpleasant smell when bruised giving rise to some of its alternative names such as Roast Beef Plant, Adder’s Meat, Gladden and Stinking Gladwyn. Nicholas Culpeper says its leaves have “a strong disagreeable smell” which is really quite restrained!
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