Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1391

Forb
Winter annual

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

Uncommon

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

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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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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 (1968) 046-02-005:
Sisyrinchium rosulatum   FAMILY Iridaceae

GREATER THAN Sisyrinchium exile

 

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


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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.

image of Sisyrinchium rosulatum

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

JK Marlow    jkm140523_164

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Sisyrinchium rosulatum

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

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_rosulatum

May        

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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

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

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.