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'''Iris''' was a colourful and distinctive flower. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] and [[Sam]] found it growing in [[Ithilien]], and the [[Gladden River]] and the [[Gladden Fields]] took their name from a variety of this flower. The 'iris-swords' mentioned in [[The Lord of the Rings]] are a reference to its thin, pointed leaves.
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'''Iris''' was a colourful and distinctive flower. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] and [[Sam]] found it growing in [[Ithilien]], and the [[Gladden River]] and the [[Gladden Fields]] took their name from a variety of this flower. The "iris-swords" mentioned in ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' are a reference to its thin, pointed leaves. In [[Letter 297]], [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] identifies the flower as the ''[http://members.chello.nl/~m.vanzwam/gelelis-en.htm Iris pseudocorus]''.  
  
 
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Revision as of 10:08, 22 June 2008

Iris was a colourful and distinctive flower. Frodo and Sam found it growing in Ithilien, and the Gladden River and the Gladden Fields took their name from a variety of this flower. The "iris-swords" mentioned in The Lord of the Rings are a reference to its thin, pointed leaves. In Letter 297, Tolkien identifies the flower as the Iris pseudocorus.