Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2086

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in GA Mountains)

Look for it in dry, sandy or rocky places, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sisyrinchium atlanticum   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sisyrinchium atlanticum   FAMILY Iridaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Atlantic Blue-eyed Grass


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image of Sisyrinchium atlanticum

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

        

image of Sisyrinchium atlanticum

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

        

image of Sisyrinchium atlanticum

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

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

Kevin Adams    kcasisyrinchiumatlant_33

June        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

image of Sisyrinchium atlanticum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_atlanticum_bluee_ce

July        

image of Sisyrinchium atlanticum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_atlanticum_blueey_c

July