Irish wildflowers BSBI map

Chilean-iris, Libertia formosa
Photographs: Snave, Co. Cork

Libertia formosa
Murúch shneachta
Family: Iridaceae

Flowering: April-May. Perennial. Garden escape.

Flowerstalks to 75cm high with sprays of white flowers that are followed by brown seed heads. Evergreen, grassy leaves to 50cm long. A slightly frost tender plant that seeds freely.

Often planted but infrequently recorded as a garden escape or discard. Naturalised in Co.Dublin on coastal cliffs, but most records are from coastal areas of south, south-west and south-east Ireland

Chilean-iris, Libertia formosa
Chilean-iris, Libertia formosa, Murúch shneachta

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