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  1. stinking iris, gladdon, gladdon iris, stinking gladwyn, roast beef plant, Iris foetidissimanoun

    iris with purple flowers and foul-smelling leaves; southern and western Europe and North Africa


  1. gladdon

    Iris foetidissima, the stinking iris, gladdon, Gladwin iris, roast-beef plant, or stinking gladwin, is a species of flowering plant in the family Iridaceae, found in open woodland, hedgebanks and on sea-cliffs. Its natural range is Western Europe, including England (south of Durham) and also Ireland, and from France south and east to N. Africa, Italy and Greece. It is one of two iris species native to Britain, the other being the yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus). It has tufts of dark green leaves. Its flowers are usually of a dull, leaden-blue colour, or dull buff-yellow tinged with blue. The petals have delicate veining. It blooms between June and July, but the flowers only last a day or so. The green seed capsules, which remain attached to the plant throughout the winter, are 5–8 cm (2–3 in) long; and the seeds are scarlet. It is known as "stinking" because some people find the smell of its leaves unpleasant when crushed or bruised, an odour that has been described as "beefy". Its common names of 'gladdon' and 'gladwyn' or 'gladwin', are in reference to an old word for a sword, (Latin 'gladius') due to the shape of the irises leaves.This plant is cultivated in gardens in the temperate zones. Both the species and its cultivar 'Variegata' have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.


  1. gladdon

    Gladdon is a term commonly used to refer to a type of European iris plant, specifically the Iris foetidissima, also known as stinking iris or stinking gladwin. It is a flowering plant with a strong unpleasant scent.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gladdon in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gladdon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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