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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Sisyrinchium angustifolium   FAMILY Iridaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sisyrinchium angustifolium   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Sisyrinchium angustifolium

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 046-02-004:
Sisyrinchium angustifolium   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sisyrinchium graminoides

 

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


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image of Sisyrinchium angustifolium, Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass

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

        

image of Sisyrinchium angustifolium, Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass

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

        

image of Sisyrinchium angustifolium, Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass

JK Marlow    jkm200422_4034

April    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

Differentiating between species is exacerbated by nomenclature disagreements, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Sisyrinchium angustifolium, Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass

JK Marlow    jkm200422_4082

April    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

image of Sisyrinchium angustifolium, Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass

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, Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass

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, Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass

JK Marlow    jkm140504_714

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Sisyrinchium angustifolium, Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass

JK Marlow    jkm140504_719b

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Sisyrinchium angustifolium, Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass

JK Marlow    jkm190504_8094

May    Greenville County    SC

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

image of Sisyrinchium angustifolium, Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass

JK Marlow    jkm190504_8096

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Sisyrinchium angustifolium, Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass

JK Marlow    jkm190504_8097

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Sisyrinchium angustifolium, Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass

JK Marlow    jkm190518_8443

May    Greenville County    SC

Each tepal terminates in a tiny pointed tip often slightly notched, per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

image of Sisyrinchium angustifolium, Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass

JK Marlow    jkm200502_4458

May    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

image of Sisyrinchium angustifolium, Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass

JK Marlow    jkm200502_4468

May    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

image of Sisyrinchium angustifolium, Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass

JK Marlow    jkm210516_0484

May    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

A double-flowered individual!

image of Sisyrinchium angustifolium, Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass

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.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Sisyrinchium angustifolium   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sisyrinchium angustifolium   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Sisyrinchium angustifolium

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 046-02-004:
Sisyrinchium angustifolium   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sisyrinchium graminoides

 

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1389

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Habitat: woodlands, forests, meadows, sandhill swales, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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