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Interesting Nature Facts #69 – Oregon Iris

by | Feb 28, 2019

The leaves of the Oregon iris are so strong that early explorers in the Pacific Northwest recorded Native Americans using the leaves to make snares for large mammals – even elk! The scientific name, Iris tenax means tough iris.

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