OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sisyrinchium mucronatum   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Sisyrinchium mucronatum

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Needletip Blue-eyed Grass


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image of Sisyrinchium mucronatum, Needletip Blue-eyed Grass

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_s_mucronatum_0086

April    Catawba County    NC

Tepals usually rounded at tip w small needle-like projection at the very tip, per www.minnesotawildflowers.info.

image of Sisyrinchium mucronatum, Needletip Blue-eyed Grass

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_s_mucronatum_0086b

April    Catawba County    NC

Each scape has a solitary sessile purple spathe bearing clusters of flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Sisyrinchium mucronatum, Needletip Blue-eyed Grass

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_s_mucronatum_2

April    Catawba County    NC

Leaves very narrow, the flattened winged stems unbranched & only 1/16" wide, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Sisyrinchium mucronatum, Needletip Blue-eyed Grass

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_s_mucronatum_1

May    Catawba County    NC

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sisyrinchium mucronatum   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Sisyrinchium mucronatum

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

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2695

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Carolina Mountains & NC Piedmont, uncommon to rare southward

Habitat: forests, woodlands, fields, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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