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03/02/2014 at 15:30

 

  

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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.

 

 

 

03/02/2014 at 15:59

looks like iris foetidissima

03/02/2014 at 15:59

Its Iris 

foetidissima, the berries are poisonous.

 

 

03/02/2014 at 16:08

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

03/02/2014 at 16:09

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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.

03/02/2014 at 16:31

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

03/02/2014 at 17:01

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. 

03/02/2014 at 17:07

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

03/02/2014 at 17:09

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

I didn't eat them

03/02/2014 at 18:26

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

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