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A synonym of Iris domestica.
The Plant List (2010). Version 1. Published on the Internet; link

Other use

In Traditional Chinese Medicine the root of the leopard lily has been used as an antipyretic, expectorant, purgative and stomachic. Externally, it has been used for boils, cancer, contusions and swellings. It has been used to treat rheumatism, goitre, dysmenorrhea and constipation. The rhizome has been used for asthma, breast cancer, dropsy, dysuria, gonorrhoea, hepatitis, laryngitis, malaria, splenomegaly, stomach ache and tonsillitis.
Duke, James A., Ayensu, Edward S. (1985). Medicinal Plants of China - two volumes. Reference Publications Inc. Michigan, USA. p.363

Geographical distribution

  • Asia-Temperate, China
  • Asia-Temperate, Eastern Asia, Japan
  • Asia-Temperate, Eastern Asia, Korea
  • Asia-Temperate, Eastern Asia, Taiwan
  • Asia-Temperate, Russian Far East, Primorye

Belamcanda chinensis (L.) Redoute

Genus: Belamcanda
Species: chinensis (L.) Redoute
Common names: Blackberry Lily; Leopard Lily
Distribution summary: China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Habitat: Damp meadows, sandy streamsides
Garden status: Not currently grown
Flowering months: June, July
Reason for growing: Other use

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