Moraea


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Moraea

poisonous plants in the family Iridaceae; contain a bufadienolide which causes cardiac irregularity, diarrhea, abdominal pain and sudden death; includes M. bellendini, M. bipartitia, M. graminicola, M. juncea, M. lilacina, M. polyanthos, M. polystachya, M. venenata.
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In 1739 Linnaeus commenced medical practice in Stockholm and the same year he married Sara Lisa Moraea, who was the daughter of a Swedish doctor.
Geophytes, such as Watsonia and Moraea, are concentrated here and on the plateaux (Guillarmod 1971).
Moraea (fortnight lily; Dietes vegeta) bears flat, white flowers atop narrow dark green clumps 4 feet high and equally wide.