iris family


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i′ris fam`ily


n.
a family, Iridaceae, of nonwoody plants with showy flowers and with narrow leaves that emerge from bulbs, corms, or rhizomes.
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Noun1.iris family - large family of usually perennial geophytic herbs with rhizomes or corms or bulbsiris family - large family of usually perennial geophytic herbs with rhizomes or corms or bulbs
liliid monocot family - family of monocotyledonous plants of the subclass Liliidae; mostly herbs usually with petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
Liliales, order Liliales - an order of monocotyledonous plants including Amaryllidaceae and Liliaceae and Iridaceae
iridaceous plant - any bulbous plant of the family Iridaceae
genus Iris - large genus of perennials that develop from bulbs or rhizomes
Belamcanda, genus Belamcanda - a monocotyledonous genus of the family Iridaceae
genus Crocus - a monocotyledonous genus of the family Iridaceae
genus Freesia - cormous perennial herbs; native to South Africa
genus Gladiolus - gladiolas
genus Ixia, Ixia - a monocotyledonous genus of the family Iridaceae
genus Sisyrinchium, Sisyrinchium - chiefly North American grasslike herbs
genus Sparaxis, Sparaxis - deciduous perennial herbs of South Africa
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They belong to the iris family, iridaceae, their flowers have a similar construction gladioli and schizostylis but are smaller and more elegant.
They belong to the iris family and their flowers have a similar construction to those of gladioli and schizostylis but are smaller and more elegant.
"The Iris family is growing and this year we will have four previous winners join us in Cardiff," said festival chairman Andrew Pierce.
The spice is actually the dried stigma crocus, a species of the iris family commonly known as saffron.