Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3664

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (common in NC Coastal Plain)

Look for it in xeric to dry soils of pine barrens, Carolina bay rims, sandhills, fluvial sand ridges, 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/Fall
Capsule

 

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

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

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sisyrinchium fuscatum   FAMILY Iridaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 046-02-002:
Sisyrinchium arenicola   FAMILY Iridaceae

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Sisyrinchium fuscatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Bristly Blue-eyed Grass