Can you eat an iris plant?

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Don't eat iris. It has a irritating resinous compound that is mostly concentrated in the root but the leaves also have it.

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Iris flowers, leaves and roots are mildly toxic.

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All parts of the iris plant are mildly toxic to humans and animals.

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