Annual Reports














(no longer published)

n. A Greek word for iris, a sweet-smelling flower and the symbol of the mythological character Iridos, the messenger of the ancient Greek gods. Iridos was the goddess of the rainbow, winging a message across the sky; in the Iliad, she was the swift-footed messenger of Zeus and Hera. In the 18th and 19th centuries, conveying an unwritten message with flowers was prevalent and known as “the language of flowers.”

To read a past issue of Iridos, click on the desired issue below. To find a specific topic in a past issues of Iridos, you may find a site search useful - it includes a scan of all posted issues of Iridos.


Botanical Research Insititute of Texas
1700 University Drive
Fort Worth Texas 76107-3400
817-332-4441 B / 817.332.4112 F