Definition of Bearded iris
1. Noun. Any of numerous wild or cultivated irises with hairlike structures on the falls (the drooping sepals).
Generic synonyms: Flag, Fleur-de-lis, Iris, Sword Lily
Specialized synonyms: Florentine Iris, Iris Florentina, Iris Germanica Florentina, Orris, German Iris, Iris Germanica, German Iris, Iris Kochii, Dalmatian Iris, Iris Pallida
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Literary usage of Bearded iris
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1. The Garden's Story: For Pleasures and Trials of an Amateur Gardener by George Herman Ellwanger (1889)
"The great bearded iris is one of the most effective border plants; the cut flowers are also beautiful when arranged with their sword-shaped foliage. ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"The first rains usually start a few of the dwarf and tall bearded iris into a premature flowering, this being so regular in the case of the Iris Kochii ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... of central Europe, " the most common purple Fleur de Luce " of Ray, is the large common blue iris of gardens, the bearded iris or fleur do luce. ..."