FLORA OF ICELAND elements: Paris quadrifolia, Herb Paris

Paris quadrifolia; herb-paris can be found in sheltered places, for example in lava fissures. It is an unusual member of the Lily family (Liliaceae), though some botanists have included the genus Paris in a special family: Trilliacae (Birth Root family). Characteristically a nuber of shoots rise from an underground rhizome where each shoot has only one flower. Each plant therefore bears only one berry-fruit.

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A brief introduction to common Iceland plants
Text & Photographs by Dick Vuijk
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Monocotyledon list: lilies and related groups and rushes,
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