Irish wildflowers

Chilean-iris, Libertia formosa



Chilean-iris
Libertia formosa
Family: Iridaceae

Flowering: April-May. Perennial. Garden escape.

Flowerstalks to 75cm high with sprays of white flowers. Followed by brown seed heads. Grassy leaves to 50cm long. Seeds freely. Slightly frost tender.

Frequently planted in gardens and amenity grounds but is rarely recorded as a garden escape. Naturalised Co.Dublin on coastal cliffs, lake shore S.Kerry, road bank and along woodland edge in Co. Waterford, Also found as a casual.

Photographs top left and below centre: Snave beach, Co.Cork.
     
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