Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1392

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Native & non-native (Americas)

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue/White/Cream
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
3 united stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/7/08):
Sisyrinchium spp.   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 046-02-000:
Sisyrinchium spp.   FAMILY Iridaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue-eyed Grass, Irisette


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image of Sisyrinchium spp., Blue-eyed Grass, Irisette

JK Marlow    s000427_af

April    Greenville County    SC

Flattened, winged stems (scapes) closely resemble the grasslike leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Sisyrinchium spp., Blue-eyed Grass, Irisette

JK Marlow    jkm0505c_33

May    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Forest

Blue-eyed Grass is not a grass nor blue-eyed. It's a yellow-eyed Iris, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

image of Sisyrinchium spp., Blue-eyed Grass, Irisette

JK Marlow    jkm080503_026

May    Greenville County    SC