Iris (Harlequin Blueflag) – 5/30/10
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 5/30/10
Observation Time: 4:10 p.m.
Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary
Common Name: Iris (harlequin blueflag)
Scientific Name: Iris versicolor
Comments: The species has been implicated in several poisoning cases of humans and animals who consumed the rhizomes, which have been found to contain a glycoside, iridin. The sap can cause dermatitis in susceptible individuals.
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