Carolinas and Georgia

1391

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sisyrinchium rosulatum   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sisyrinchium rosulatum   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 046-02-005:
Sisyrinchium rosulatum   FAMILY Iridaceae

INCLUDING -
Sisyrinchium exile

 

COMMON NAME:
Annual Blue-eyed Grass, Lawn Blue-eyed Grass


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Look for it in lawns, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Winter annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

 

full sun

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring
Pink to lavender with darker stripes or yellowish with rosy purple bases
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
3 united stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Sisyrinchium rosulatum   FAMILY Iridaceae

Annual Blue-eyed Grass, Lawn Blue-eyed Grass