What is the Latin word for iris?
Etymology. Borrowed from Latin iris, Ancient Greek ἶρις (îris, “rainbow”).
Why are iris called flags?
The name “flag” is from the middle English word “flagge,” meaning rush or reed. Iris flowers are said to symbolize power, with the three parts representing wisdom, faith and courage.
Is iris flower Poisonous?
The entire plant is toxic. The noxious compounds have been variously called irisin, irone, iridin, irisin, and irisine. The highest concentrations of toxins are found in the rhizomes (underground stems) and bulbs, while lesser amounts are found in the stems and flowers.