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iberis

/ (aɪˈbɪərɪs) /
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noun

any plant of the annual or perennial Eurasian genus Iberis, 12 to 25 cm (6–12 in.) in height, with white or purple flowers. I. amara and I. umbellata are the garden candytuft Family Brassicaceae (crucifers)

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New Latin, from Iberia Spain, where many species are common
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  • What is the meaning of the mucus so copiously emitted from the moistened seeds of Iberis, and of at least some species of Linum?

  • Some indeed, such as the lovely Collinsia verna and the large white Iberis, only do well if autumn-sown.

    Wood and Garden|Gertrude Jekyll
  • Another snowy white flower is the perennial candytuft, Iberis.

  • Free–growing spring–flowers like Aubrietia, Alyssum, and Iberis, may be multiplied to any extent by division or cuttings.

    The Wild Garden|William Robinson
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