Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Dietes
Family: Iridaceae (Monocotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
iridioides
NOTES

Evergreen rhizomatous perennial to 60 cm tall with sword-shaped leaves borne in a loose fan. Often flowers before it rains.


AUTHORITY
(L.) Sweet ex Klatt
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The white flowers have violet style-arms and yellow markings and are subtended by sheathing bracts. The flowers only last a very short while
Colour: White
Common Name
Wild iris
Klein wittulp
Small white iris
Habitat
NOTES: Very common in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Gynaecological treatments
The roots are used for gynaecological treatments and during childbirth
Gastro-intestinal treatments
Used as an enema for gastro-intestinal complaints including diarrhoea
Animal treatments
Used to treat stomach ailments in goats and sheep
Hypertension treatments
Unspecified use
Magical uses
Unspecified use
Months
September
October
November
December
Synonyms for Species
Moraea iridiodes
Dietes vegeta



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