roast beef plant

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Related to roast beef plant: gladdon, Gladwyn iris, Stinking gladwin
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Noun1.roast beef plant - iris with purple flowers and foul-smelling leavesroast beef plant - iris with purple flowers and foul-smelling leaves; southern and western Europe and North Africa
fleur-de-lis, iris, sword lily, flag - plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
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Mae'r planhigyn hefyd yn cael ei alw'n 'roast beef plant' yn Saesneg, a hynny am fod yna fymryn o arogl cig eidion amrwd ar y planhigyn.
But then there's also astilbe, the globe thistle (Echinops bannaticus), achillea, golden rod (Solidago), the brilliant seeds in the open pods of the roast beef plant (Iris foetidissima) and of course the silvery, tissue paper pods of honesty (Lunaria).
Finally, an interesting iris, which also used to be used medicinally, goes by the curious name of roast beef plant because of its odour.