Leopard Lily


Quite appropriately named, the Leopard Lily (Iris domestica) is a bright amber ornamental flower, spots of dark orange on its petals like the leopard’s skin. Besides its fiery appearance, the dried rhizomes of the flower can be used to treat a variety of diseases from malaria, asthma, arrow poisoning and gonorrhea. I saw this flower along a trail in Healing Gardens at the Singapore Botanical Gardens, a place dedicated to plants such as these with medicinal properties.


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