Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1389

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in woodlands, forests, meadows, sandhill swales, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue (rarely white)
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
3 united stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sisyrinchium angustifolium   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 046-02-004:
Sisyrinchium angustifolium   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sisyrinchium graminoides

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass


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image of Sisyrinchium angustifolium

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sian3_001_lvd

        

image of Sisyrinchium angustifolium

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sigr10_001_lvd

        

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Ben Geer Keys    bgk1389_a

April-May?        

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

image of Sisyrinchium angustifolium

JK Marlow    jkm0305z_28

May    Buncombe County    NC

Botanical Gardens at Asheville

Scape conspicuously winged, 1/8"-1/4" wide, and about same length as leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Sisyrinchium angustifolium

JK Marlow    jkm080517_118

May    Aiken County    SC

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Capsule globose to oblong, 4-6mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Sisyrinchium angustifolium

JK Marlow    jkm140504_714

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140504_719b

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Sisyrinchium angustifolium

JK Marlow    jkm140504_772

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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Bobbie L Holt    blh1389_a

July    Anderson County    SC

Carolina Wild Native Plant Nursery

At the base of each petal is a sulfur-yellow patch, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.