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Botanical Nerd Word: Falls

Falls: The sepals of an iris.*

The falls are the three downward hanging parts of the iris flower. These Iris reticulata ‘Katharine Hodgkin’ at TBG have bright yellow signals on their icy blue falls.

*Harris, J.G., Harris, M.W. (2001). Plant identification terminology: An illustrated glossary (2nd ed.). Spring Lake: Spring Lake Publishing.

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