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Belamcanda chinensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Genus: Belamcanda

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Belamcanda [1][2] is a genus of flowering plants of the family Iridaceae. The leaves grow in a fan, like those of a gladiolus. The flowers are typically orange spotted with red, although yellow-flowered varieties are in cultivation. The seed pods open in the fall, showing clusters of black seeds whose fancied resemblance to a blackberry gives the plant its common name, "blackberry lily." The plant is hardy to USDA plant hardiness zone 5 and is propagated by seeds or division. The dried rhizome has long been used in East Asia to treat throat troubles, asthma, swollen liver and spleen, gonorrhea, malaria, and arrow poisioning.[citation needed]


  • Belamcanda chinensis - Blackberry lily, Leopard flower, Leopard lily


  1. ^ Belamcanda at USDA PLANTS Database
  2. ^ TSN 43279. Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
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