Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blackberry-lily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris domestica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Belamcanda chinensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Belamcanda chinensis 046-01-001


Sepals and petals are yellw-orange and mottled with purplish spots, per Guide to the Plants of Granite Outcrops.


camera icon Common Name: Blue-eyed Grass, Irisette
Weakley's Flora: (4/7/08) Sisyrinchium spp.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Sisyrinchium spp. 046-02-000


Blue-eyed Grass is not a grass nor blue-eyed. It's a yellow-eyed Iris, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pale Blue-eyed Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sisyrinchium albidum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sisyrinchium albidum
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Sisyrinchium albidum 046-02-001


Tepals of our Sisyrinchium (excepting S. rosulatum & minus) spread abruptly, per Weakley's Flora.


range map need picture of flower of Sisyrinchium fuscatum, Bristly Blue-eyed Grass
Common Name: Bristly Blue-eyed Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sisyrinchium fuscatum
LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Sisyrinchium fuscatum
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Sisyrinchium arenicola 046-02-002
LESS THAN Flora of North America Sisyrinchium fuscatum

range map need picture of flower of Sisyrinchium arenicola, Sandyland Blue-eyed-grass
Common Name: Sandyland Blue-eyed-grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sisyrinchium arenicola
(?) LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Sisyrinchium fuscatum
LESS THAN Flora of North America Sisyrinchium fuscatum

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Atlantic Blue-eyed Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sisyrinchium atlanticum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sisyrinchium atlanticum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Sisyrinchium mucronatum var. atlanticum 046-02-003a
LESS THAN Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2003) Sisyrinchium angustifolium

The perianths of Sisyrinchium ssp. are about 3/4" across, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blue-eyed Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sisyrinchium mucronatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sisyrinchium mucronatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Sisyrinchium mucronatum var. mucronatum 046-02-003a


Each scape has a solitary sessile purple spathe bearing clusters of flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sisyrinchium angustifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sisyrinchium angustifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Sisyrinchium angustifolium 046-02-004
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Sisyrinchium graminoides

Stems are usually branched, each with 2(+) spathes on long peduncles, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Annual Blue-eyed Grass, Lawn Blue-eyed Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sisyrinchium rosulatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sisyrinchium rosulatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Sisyrinchium rosulatum 046-02-005
GREATER THAN Sisyrinchium exile

Tepals of S. rosulatum flare gradually, usually with a maroon blaze at base, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: White Irisette, Isothermal Irisette
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sisyrinchium dichotomum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sisyrinchium dichotomum


Perianth with tepals abruptly spreading in a plane; tepals white, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon Common Name: Gladiolus
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Gladiolus dalenii ssp. dalenii
(?) PLANTS National Database: Gladiolus dalenii ssp. dalenii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America Gladiolus dalenii ssp. dalenii

Tepals basally connate into tube, dorsal tepal arched to hooded over stamens, per Flora of North America.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Slender Blue Flag, Slender Blue Iris
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris prismatica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris prismatica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Iris prismatica 046-05-001


Sepals spatulate-shaped w a white area w violet lines. Petals oblanceolate, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Blue Flag
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris virginica var. virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris virginica var. virginica
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Iris virginica 046-05-002


Three erect petals, smaller than the sepals and without markings, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


range map need picture of flower of Iris hexagona, Dixie Iris, Anglepod Blue Flag
speaker icon Common Name: Dixie Iris, Anglepod Blue Flag
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris hexagona
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris hexagona var. hexagona
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Iris hexagona 046-05-003


camera icon Common Name: savanna iris
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Iris savannarum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris hexagona var. savannarum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Iris savannarum

Perianth blue-violet (rarely white); petals erect to spreading, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bay Blue-flag Iris, Flag
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris tridentata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris tridentata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Iris tridentata 046-05-004


Three petaoid styles, arched over lower part of sepals, 2-cleft at the apex, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Flag, Water Flag
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris pseudacorus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris pseudacorus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Iris pseudacorus 046-05-005


The 3 narrow petal-like sections are flattened branches of the style, per The Monthly Illustrator, Vol 4 (Jones, 1895).


range map need picture of flower of Iris germanica, German Iris, Fleur-de-Lys
speaker icon Common Name: German Iris, Fleur-de-Lys
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris germanica
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Iris germanica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Iris germanica 046-05-006
GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Iris flavescens

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coastal Plain Dwarf Iris, Sandhill Iris
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris verna var. verna
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris verna var. verna
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Iris verna var. verna 046-05-007a


Sepals bluish to violet with yellow or orange band in center, not crested, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Upland Dwarf Iris
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris verna var. smalliana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris verna var. smalliana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Iris verna var. smalliana 046-05-007b


3 erect spatulate-shaped petals with narrow claws and 3 drooping sepals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dwarf Crested Iris
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris cristata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris cristata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Iris cristata 046-05-008


3 unmarked petals, 3 sepals with a small fluted yellow crest, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


range map need picture of flower of Iris brevicaulis, Short-stem Iris, Lamance Iris, Zigzag Iris
Common Name: Short-stem Iris, Lamance Iris, Zigzag Iris
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris brevicaulis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris brevicaulis
GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Iris foliosa
GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Iris mississippiensis

range map need picture of flower of Iris fulva, Copper Iris, Red Flag
speaker icon Common Name: Copper Iris, Red Flag
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris fulva
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris fulva


range map need picture of flower of Iris giganticaerulea, Giant Blue Iris
speaker icon Common Name: Giant Blue Iris
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris giganticaerulea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris giganticaerulea


camera icon Common Name: Siberian Iris
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris sibirica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris sibirica


Petals erect, narrowly elliptic-obovate, per Flora of North America.


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"Leaves growing from the base of the plant are basal leaves; those growing above the base are stem leaves; many plants have both." — Lawrence Newcomb, Newcomb's Wildflower Guide