What is another word for orris?

8 synonyms found


[ ˈɒɹɪs], [ ˈɒɹɪs], [ ˈɒ_ɹ_ɪ_s]

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How to use "Orris" in context?

Orris is a genus of about fifty species of flowering plants in the iris family. The genus is native to Eurasia and North Africa, but it has been naturalized in many other parts of the world. Most orris species are hardy in Zones 3 to 8.

The genus consists of rhizomatous perennial herbs with inflated, spongy capsules. The flowers are typically blue, green, yellow, or purple and may have prominent spurs. Some species are grown as ornamental flowers, while others are used in traditional medicine. The root of some orris species is also used to make dye.

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