OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sisyrinchium atlanticum   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Sisyrinchium atlanticum

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2003)
Sisyrinchium angustifolium

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 046-02-003a:
Sisyrinchium mucronatum var. atlanticum   FAMILY Iridaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Atlantic Blue-eyed Grass, Eastern Blue-eyed Grass


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image of Sisyrinchium atlanticum, Atlantic Blue-eyed Grass, Eastern Blue-eyed Grass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_siat_001_lvd

        

image of Sisyrinchium atlanticum, Atlantic Blue-eyed Grass, Eastern Blue-eyed Grass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_siat_004_lvd

        

Scapes < 1/8" wide (vs. S. angustifolium's conspicuously winged 1/8-1/4"), per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Sisyrinchium atlanticum, Atlantic Blue-eyed Grass, Eastern Blue-eyed Grass

JK Marlow    jkm060423_134b

April        SC

Francis Marion National Forest

The perianths of Sisyrinchium ssp. are about 3/4" across, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Sisyrinchium atlanticum, Atlantic Blue-eyed Grass, Eastern Blue-eyed Grass

JK Marlow    jkm060423_137

April        SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Stems much longer than leaves and usually branched, w 2 long-stalked spathes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Sisyrinchium atlanticum, Atlantic Blue-eyed Grass, Eastern Blue-eyed Grass

Kevin Adams    kcasisyrinchiumatlant_33

June        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

image of Sisyrinchium atlanticum, Atlantic Blue-eyed Grass, Eastern Blue-eyed Grass

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_atlanticum_bluee_ce

July        

image of Sisyrinchium atlanticum, Atlantic Blue-eyed Grass, Eastern Blue-eyed Grass

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_atlanticum_blueey_c

July        

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sisyrinchium atlanticum   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Sisyrinchium atlanticum

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2003)
Sisyrinchium angustifolium

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 046-02-003a:
Sisyrinchium mucronatum var. atlanticum   FAMILY Iridaceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2086

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (uncommon in GA Mountains)

Habitat: Dry, sandy or rocky places, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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