Contractions. - Iris. Irs.

Nat. ord., Iridaceae.

Synonym. - Iris hexagona.

Fig. - Bigelow, Amer. Med. Bot., pl. 16.

Blue Flag. For. names: German, Iris, Violenwurzel; French, Iris; Italian, Iride; Spanish, Iris.

Habitat. - Throughout the United States, borders of swamps and moist meadows naturalized in the gardens of Europe.

Flowering time. - May to July.

Part employed. - The root.

Characters. - The root is fleshy, horizontal, sending down a multitude of fibres. Stem 2 to 3 feet high, rounded on one Ride, acute on the other, frequently branched, bearing from 2 to 6 flowers. Leaves sword-shaped, striated, sheathing at base. Flowers, outer petal spatulate, beardless, border purple, claw variegated with green, yellow, and white, and veined with purple. Seeds numerous.

Time for collecting. - Late autumn or early spring.

Preparations. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with dilute spirit. Triturations of Irisin.

Reference to Horn. Proving. - Hale's New Eemedies.

Proper forms for dispensing. - φ to 1, Tincture only. 3x and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.