Iris Tenaxotanical: Iris tenax
Family: N.O. Iridaceae Synonym: Iris Minor.
Habitat: The hillsides of Oregon.
Editors Note: This is incorrectly listed as Iris Lenax, in the printed version of A Modern Herbal. As per Hortius III, p 605, the correct listing is Iris Tenax.
A tincture of the whole plant, or of the bulbous stems, is given in bilious vomiting, and is recommended for depression.
The Indians use the fibres of this plant for making ropes.