A botanical companion to The Wild Iris

This zine collects images of and some basic information about all the plants mentioned in Louise Gl├╝ck's book The Wild Iris (please contact me if you notice any that are missing). The zine is meant as a reference for the curious and -- like me -- botanically ignorant reader of this wonderful book.

There is a pdf version of the zine available here.

Practical notes: There is a navigation bar at the top of each page. Hover over italicized words in "Type" section to see the definition from the glossary. Hover over the number(s) in the "References" section to see the reference.

Table of contents

  1. Introduction

  2. License

The Wild Iris

  1. The Wild Iris
  2. Matins
  3. Matins
  4. Trillium
  5. Lamium
  6. Snowdrops
  7. Clear Morning
  8. Spring Snow
  9. End of Winter
  10. Matins
  11. Matins
  12. Scilla
  13. Retreating Wind
  14. The Garden
  15. The Hawthorn Tree
  16. Love in Moonlight
  17. April
  18. Violets
  19. Witchgrass
  20. The Jacob's Ladder
  21. Matins
  22. Matins
  23. Song
  24. Field Flowers
  25. The Red Poppy
  26. Clover
  27. Matins
  28. Heaven and Earth
  29. The Doorway
  30. Midsummer
  31. Vespers
  32. Vespers
  33. Vespers
  34. Daisies
  35. End of Summer
  36. Vespers
  37. Vespers
  38. Vespers
  39. Early Darkness
  40. Harvest
  41. The White Rose
  42. Ipomoea
  43. Presque Isle
  44. Retreating Light
  45. Vespers
  46. Vespers: Parousia
  47. Vespers
  48. Vespers
  49. Sunset
  50. Lullaby
  51. The Silver Lily
  52. September Twilight
  53. The Gold Lily
  54. The White Lilies

Appendix

  1. Glossary

  2. References