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Red Iris Flower
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Irises can be found in Lakeside County's Worm Farm
And in Green Hills County, not far from the Lakeside County portal

Red Iris Flowers grow in Pre-Searing Ascalon and in Charr Territory. They can be used to befriend the young Gwen, to exchange for various pre-Searing items, to obtain a Tapestry Shred, and in various EoTN quests related to Gwen. They can be sold to merchants for 5Gold.


Finding Irises

Red Iris Flowers (AKA Irises) spawn when you enter an Explorable Area; they can be picked up by any party member. They are plentiful in Pre-Searing Ascalon and somewhat harder to find elsewhere. A set number of Irises spawn within a zone when you enter it. Each Iris appears randomly within a smaller dropzone of the area, so the flowers can be easy to find once you identify those dropzones.


Specific Distribution


Although you can sell Irises to merchants for 5Gold, there are more valuable uses:


Armor Collectors

Professor Yakkington

Location: Regent Valley, in The Secret Garden outside of Fort Ranik.
Collecting: 50 Red Iris Flowers

Profession Item Name Armor Other Modifiers Value
Ranger Simple Mask 12 Item's Attribute +1 3 Gold
Monk Dragon Tattoo 7 Item's Attribute +1 3 Gold
Elementalist Third Eye 7 Item's Attribute +1 3 Gold
Warrior Krytan Helm 27 Item's Attribute +1 3 Gold
Mesmer Discreet Mask 7 Item's Attribute +1 3 Gold
Necromancer Ragged Scar Pattern 7 Item's Attribute +1 3 Gold

General Collectors

Professor Yakkington

Location: Regent Valley, in The Secret Garden outside of Fort Ranik.
Collecting: 50 Red Iris Flowers

Item Stats Value
Small Equipment Pack Holds 5 items 50 Gold

Gift Collectors

Nicholas Sandford

Location: Regent Valley, in The Secret Garden outside of Fort Ranik.
Collecting: 5 Red Iris Flowers on Fri 5 Feb, in 4 days.

He only gives up to 5 Gifts of the Huntsman per account each day. Last update: Monday, 15:04 (UTC)

Other Uses

  • To obtain a Tapestry Shred, you must give Gwen at least one Iris after you have obtained her favor (see that article for details).
  • To trigger the From the Past dialogue, you must have an Iris (or other Gwen-related item) before speaking with Gwen in the Hall of Monuments.
  • Oggy in the Alcazia Tangle will use an Iris to impress his sweetheart.


  • The quickest place to farm irises in pre-searing is in Lakeside County; you can find the 5 flowers there in less than 5 minutes, if you ignore the mobs. Outside of pre-searing, you can grab the two irises in Gwen's Garden in less than 2 minutes.
  • To make it easier to find irises, add a keyboard shortcut to Target Next Item and spam that key when you get close to the iris-spawning part of a zone. Alternatively, using the default keys, keep the [Alt] key pressed as you explore and frequently change the direction you are facing.
    • To add a keyboard shortcut, open the Options window (default key: [F11]), switch to the Controls tab, find the command, Target Next Item, press a key (e.g. [PageDown]), and click on the assign button.
  • The pre-Searing cost of the the Small Equipment Pack is 50 flowers; the outside-Pre merchant price is 2 Platinum 500 Gold. Consequently, some players consider the flowers to be worth no more than 50Gold
Historical note: Prior to the 9 April 2009 update, there were no collectors for Irises and they were only valuable to merchants or to convert to Tapestry Shreds.
Historical note: Prior to the 23 April 2009 update, Irises were much harder to find. Rather than spawning on entry into a zone, they dropped only when you approached their location within aggro distance. Since the update, they can be found easily by targeting others (default key: [alt]) or targeting next item (no default key).
Historical note: In his first appearance, the post-Searing NPC, Nicholas the Traveler, requested 3 Irises in exchange for a Gift of the Traveler.
Image:Bug.png Bug! The 23 April 2009 update was meant to fix a bug causing Red Iris Flowers to drop in Pre-Searing Ascalon with much less frequency than originally intended. However, the frequency appears to be unchanged since the update. Instead, the flowers are significantly easier to find.

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