Iris pseudacorus,
Yellow iris, Yellow Waterflag, Jacob's sword,
Hebrew: אירוס ענף, Arabic: السوسن الشمالي الكاذب

Scientific name:  Iris pseudacorus L.
Common name:  Yellow iris, Yellow Waterflag, Jacob's sword
Hebrew name:  אירוס ענף
Arabic name:  السوسن الشمالي الكاذب
Family:  Iridaceae, אירוסיים

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Life form:  Geophyte
Stems:  75-160 cm high
Leaves:  Rosette, entire
Flowers:  Yellow
Fruits / pods:  Loculicidal capsules
Flowering Period:   April, May
Habitat:   Humid habitats
Distribution:   Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:  Euro-Siberian - Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Perenating

Iris pseudacorus, Yellow iris, Yellow Waterflag,Jacob's sword, אירוס ענף, السوسن الشمالي الكاذب


Derivation of the botanical name:
Iris, ιριϛ, ιδοϛ, rainbow; female messenger, announcer of the gods, the Greek goddess of the rainbow.
pseudacorus, ψευδηϛ, false, i.e. resembling but not equalling; acorus, the generic name of the sweet sedge.
Iris pseudacorus is simply often called " segg," a corruption of the word sedge, and both derived from the Anglo-Saxon word segg, a small sword, the name being employed in obvious allusion to the long sword-shaped leaves that rise so boldly from the water. It is also called the fleur-de-lys and the yellow flag, the outer segments of the perianth fluttering in the breeze in a degree that suggested to some early writers the waving of a flag.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

Link: Fleur-de-lis,fleur-de-lys, fleur-de-luce,lily flower, שושן, פלור דה ליס


Iris pseudacorus, Yellow iris, Yellow Waterflag,Jacob's sword, אירוס  السوسن الشمالي الكاذب, ענף


Iris pseudacorus, Yellow iris, Yellow Waterflag,Jacob's sword, السوسن الشمالي الكاذب,אירוס ענףs


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