Iris domestica

Iris domestica

  • Iris domestica
  • Iris domestica
  • Flower name
    Iris domestica
  • Scientific name
    Iris domestica
  • Aliasカラスオウギ, 烏扇, Leopard flower, 檜扇
  • Place of originEast Asia
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Garden, Cut flowers, flower arrangement, Seashore
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August
  • Language of flowersGood faith

What is Iris domestica

Iris domestica or Leopard flower (scientific name: Iris domestica) is native to East Asia and is a cold-resistant perennial plant of the iris family Iridaceae. It makes one day flower bloom in summer. The orange flowers have many infrared spots scattered. From flower color and spot, English name is "Leopard flower". The green fruit after the flower ripens in the fall and breaks and black seeds appear from inside. This is what is called a shotball (nubatama in Japanese), and it was used as a meaning "black" in the Manyoshu. It is used garden trees, flower arrangement, rhizome, anti-inflammatory, detoxification effect.

Common name: Iris domestica, Scientific name: Iris domestica, aka: Leopard flower, Place of Origin: East Asia, Distribution: Honshu ~ Shikoku, Japan in Kyushu, flowering period: July - August, flower color: orange, seed color: black, seed diameter: 0.5 cm.


  • Eye
    Asparagales
  • Family
    Iridaceae
  • Genus
    Iris
  • Species
    I. domestica
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Iris-shaped
  • Leaf type
    sword-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeCold hardiness of years grass
  • Flower colorsOrange
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height60.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower5.0 ~ 6.0 cm

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