OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sisyrinchium rosulatum   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Sisyrinchium rosulatum

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

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sisyrinchium brownei

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sisyrinchium rosulatum

INCLUDING -
Sisyrinchium exile

 

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


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image of Sisyrinchium rosulatum, Annual Blue-eyed Grass, Lawn Blue-eyed Grass, Fairy Stars

JK Marlow    jkm060423_131

April        SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Tepals of S. rosulatum flare gradually, usually with a maroon blaze at base, per Weakley's Flora (2010).

image of Sisyrinchium rosulatum, Annual Blue-eyed Grass, Lawn Blue-eyed Grass, Fairy Stars

JK Marlow    jkm080411_006

April    Charleston County    SC

Sisyrinchium rosulatum is apparently weedy throughout much of its range, per Flora of North America.

image of Sisyrinchium rosulatum, Annual Blue-eyed Grass, Lawn Blue-eyed Grass, Fairy Stars

Keith Bradley    kab_s_rosulatum_0328

April    Richland County    SC

Riverwalk Park

image of Sisyrinchium rosulatum, Annual Blue-eyed Grass, Lawn Blue-eyed Grass, Fairy Stars

JK Marlow    jkm140523_164

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Sisyrinchium rosulatum, Annual Blue-eyed Grass, Lawn Blue-eyed Grass, Fairy Stars

JK Marlow    jkm140523_166

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Tepals maroon... to lavender-rose w purple stripes, or yellow w purple bases, per Flora of North America.

image of Sisyrinchium rosulatum, Annual Blue-eyed Grass, Lawn Blue-eyed Grass, Fairy Stars

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_rosulatum

May        

image of Sisyrinchium rosulatum, Annual Blue-eyed Grass, Lawn Blue-eyed Grass, Fairy Stars

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_rosulatum_3

May        

Capsules tan with purplish sutures and sometimes apex, ~ globose, 2.1-4.2mm, per Flora of North America.

image of Sisyrinchium rosulatum, Annual Blue-eyed Grass, Lawn Blue-eyed Grass, Fairy Stars

JK Marlow    jkm140604_443

June    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves 1.5-5mm wide. Scape freely branched, 0.5-2mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Sisyrinchium rosulatum, Annual Blue-eyed Grass, Lawn Blue-eyed Grass, Fairy Stars

JK Marlow    jkm140604_443b

June    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

[The tepals] appear to arise from the top of the inferior ovary, per Plant Identification Terminology.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sisyrinchium rosulatum   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Sisyrinchium rosulatum

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

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sisyrinchium brownei

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sisyrinchium rosulatum

INCLUDING -
Sisyrinchium exile

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1391

Forb
Winter annual

Native to Alabama & Florida

Uncommon to rare in GA, NC, SC

Habitat: Lawns, roadsides, prairies, pinelands, per Weakley's Flora

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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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