Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Sisyrinchium angustifolium Mill. image
Photographer: Janice Stiefel           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Janice Stiefel
Family Iridaceae
Sisyrinchium angustifolium Mill.
narrow-leaved blue-eyed-grass, pointed blue-eyed-grass, stout blue-eyed-grass
Sisyrinchium: Greek sys for pig; rynchos for snout; referring to a pig grubbing the roots for food
angustifolium: Latin for "narrow leaf"
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 6"-20" tall forb, bright green, darkening when dry to dark olive to blackish; stems flat, widely winged to 1/5" wide, thin, branched, 1 or 2 nodes, mostly straight from the nodes, longer than the leaves
Flower: pale blue to violet, 6-parted, 1/2" - 1" wide, tepals sometimes white, bases yellow, tips rounded or notched with a sharp point; inflorescence of 1 cluster from the leaf axils, sheaths (spathes) usually green, wider than the stalk, connected at the base, outer sheath 3/4"-1 1/2" long
Fruit:small, roundish capsule, dark brown to black, sometimes tinged with purple
Leaf:narrow, mostly wider and shorter than the stems, up to 1/4" wide, smooth
Habitat: moist; meadows, grassy areas, open woods
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Sisyrinchium bermudiana auct. non L.
Sisyrinchium gramineum Curtis
Sisyrinchium graminoides E.P.Bicknell

         
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