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- another term for gladdon
- ‘The third group of irises to make a splash of colour in the winter are the varieties of Iris foetidissima, the stinking iris or gladdon, a British native found wild in chalk and limestone woods and along the under-cliff on the south coast of England and Wales.’
- ‘Again, as with the stinking iris seed, it was a good record as it was a whole organism capable of reproducing itself.’
- ‘The flowers of the Scarlet-seeded iris, or Stinking iris (Iris foetidissima), are an unusual color - a pale yellow-lilac with brown mixed in.’
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