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Iris

   Iris, fam. Iridaceae.
   Many people confuse their young shoots with Lilies or Daylilies, though it is quite easy to distinguish them even long before blooming. All you need is to know about a specific, unusual for the rest our plants, leaf construction of irises, sword-shaped. They actually do not have an upper side (which has disappeared inside a fold leaf that has merged together); so, they only have two lateral sides, derived from two halves of the former downside. On the other hand, while the lily leaves can be partially fold in half, they never tend to merge completely.
   The iris (orris) roots have pleasant smell, which reminds Violet. They are astringent, laxative, expectorant, diuretic and sudorific remedy; overdose may cause poisoning.

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