iridaceous plant

Definitions of iridaceous plant
  1. noun
    any bulbous plant of the family Iridaceae
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    flag, fleur-de-lis, iris, sword lily
    plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
    Belamcanda chinensis, blackberry-lily, leopard lily
    garden plant whose capsule discloses when ripe a mass of seeds resembling a blackberry
    crocus
    any of numerous low-growing plants of the genus Crocus having slender grasslike leaves and white or yellow or purple flowers; native chiefly to the Mediterranean region but widely cultivated
    freesia
    any of several plants of the genus Freesia valued for their one-sided clusters of usually fragrant yellow or white or pink tubular flowers
    glad, gladiola, gladiolus, sword lily
    any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated
    corn lily
    any of several South African plants of the genus Ixia having grasslike leaves and clusters of showy variously colored lily-like flowers; widely cultivated
    blue-eyed grass
    plant with grasslike foliage and delicate blue flowers
    bearded iris
    any of numerous wild or cultivated irises with hairlike structures on the falls (the drooping sepals)
    beardless iris
    any of numerous wild or cultivated irises having no hairs on the drooping sepals (the falls)
    bulbous iris
    any of various irises having a rootstock formed like a bulb
    Iris cristata, dwarf iris
    low-growing summer-flowering iris of northeastern United States
    Iris foetidissima, gladdon, gladdon iris, roast beef plant, stinking gladwyn, stinking iris
    iris with purple flowers and foul-smelling leaves; southern and western Europe and North Africa
    Iris persica, Persian iris
    bulbous iris native to Asia Minor cultivated for its pale lilac-colored flowers
    Iris pseudacorus, yellow flag, yellow iris, yellow water flag
    common yellow-flowered iris of Europe and North Africa, naturalized in United States and often cultivated
    Iris verna, dwarf iris, vernal iris
    low-growing spring-flowering American iris with bright blue-lilac flowers
    Iris versicolor, blue flag
    a common iris of the eastern United States having blue or blue-violet flowers; root formerly used medicinally
    Iris virginica, southern blue flag
    similar to blue flag; the eastern United States
    English iris, Iris xiphioides
    bulbous iris native to the Pyrenees; widely cultivated for its large delicate flowers in various colors except yellow
    Crocus sativus, saffron, saffron crocus
    Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food
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    bulbous plant
    plant growing from a bulb
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