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Sisyrinchium angustifolium Mill.
BLUE-EYED-GRASS
Sisyrinchium bermudiana; Sisyrinchium graminoides EP Bicknell; Sisyrinchium hibernicum Á Löve & D Löve; Narrowleaf blue-eyed grass; Stout blue-eyed-grass; Pointed blue-eyed-grass; Sisyrinchium bermudiana auct non L

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Pointed Blue-eyed-grass Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Iridaceae — Iris family
Native
Pointed Blue-eyed-grass
Bellevue State Park
May 2001 Pointed Blue-eyed-grass
Thompsons Bridge Road
June 2008 Pointed Blue-eyed-grass
An unusual mutation, a ten-petaled flower.
Pointed Blue-eyed-grass
Tweed's Park
June 2008 Pointed Blue-eyed-grass
White Clay Creek State Park -- Possum Hill
May 2012

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Sisyrinchium angustifolium Mill.
narrowleaf blue-eyed grass

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General Information
Symbol: SIAN3
Group: Monocot
Family: Iridaceae
Duration: Perennial
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Jennifer Anderson. United States, IA, Muscatine Co., Wilton, Wilton Cemetery. 2002. Usage Requirements .

Jennifer Anderson. United States, IA, Muscatine Co., Wilton, Wilton Cemetery. 2002. Usage Requirements .

Jennifer Anderson. United States, IA, Muscatine Co., Wilton, Wilton Cemetery. 2002. Usage Requirements .

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©Jim Stasz. United States, MD. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 543. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
SIBE3 Sisyrinchium bermudiana auct. non L.
SIGR10 Sisyrinchium graminoides E.P. Bicknell

Classification

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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Iridaceae – Iris family
Genus Sisyrinchium L. – blue-eyed grass
Species Sisyrinchium angustifolium Mill. – narrowleaf blue-eyed grass

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Wetland Status

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North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACW
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Great Plains FACW
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Northcentral & Northeast FAC

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Everitt, J.H., D.L. Drawe, and R.I. Lonard. 1999. Field guide to the broad leaved herbaceous plants of South Texas used by livestock and wildlife . Texas Tech University Press. Lubbock.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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Sisyrinchium angustifolium Mill.
narrowleaf blue-eyed grass

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General Information
Symbol: SIAN3
Group: Monocot
Family: Iridaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
Characteristics
Data Source and Documentation
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Plants-NRCS Logos
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image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

Images

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Jennifer Anderson. United States, IA, Muscatine Co., Wilton, Wilton Cemetery. 2002. Usage Requirements .

Jennifer Anderson. United States, IA, Muscatine Co., Wilton, Wilton Cemetery. 2002. Usage Requirements .

Jennifer Anderson. United States, IA, Muscatine Co., Wilton, Wilton Cemetery. 2002. Usage Requirements .

Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . United States, NE. Usage Requirements .

©Erica Asai. United States, FL, Columbia Co, Osceola National Forest. March 22, 2007. Usage Requirements .

©Erica Asai. United States, FL, Columbia Co, Osceola National Forest. March 22, 2007. Usage Requirements .

©Jim Stasz. United States, MD. Usage Requirements .

©Jim Stasz. United States, MD. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 543. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 545. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
SIBE3 Sisyrinchium bermudiana auct. non L.
SIGR10 Sisyrinchium graminoides E.P. Bicknell

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Iridaceae – Iris family
Genus Sisyrinchium L. – blue-eyed grass
Species Sisyrinchium angustifolium Mill. – narrowleaf blue-eyed grass

Subordinate Taxa

This plant has no children

Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACW
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACW
Great Plains FACW
Midwest FAC
Northcentral & Northeast FAC

Related Links

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Native Plants Network (SIAN3)
USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (SIAN3)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (SIAN3)
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (SIAN3)

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Everitt Minor Minor

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Everitt

Sources

Everitt, J.H., D.L. Drawe, and R.I. Lonard. 1999. Field guide to the broad leaved herbaceous plants of South Texas used by livestock and wildlife . Texas Tech University Press. Lubbock.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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15. Sisyrinchium angustifolium Miller, Gard. Dict., ed. 8 Sisyrinchium no. 2. 1768.

Bermudienne à feuilles étroites

Sisyrinchium graminoides E. P. Bicknell

Herbs, perennial, cespitose, dark olive green to bronze or blackish when dry, to 4.5 dm, not glaucous. Stems branched, with 1—2 nodes, 2.3—5 mm wide, glabrous, margins often minutely denticulate especially basally, similar in color and texture to stem body; first internode 10—30 cm, usually longer than leaves; distalmost node with 1—3 branches. Leaf blades glabrous, bases not persistent in fibrous tufts. Inflorescences borne singly; spathes usually green, obviously wider than supporting branch, glabrous, keels denticulate to entire; outer 18—38 mm, 2—9.5 mm longer than inner, usually tapering evenly towards apex, margins basally connate 4—6 mm; inner with keel evenly curved or straight, hyaline margins 0.1—0.3 mm wide, apex acuminate to acute, ending 0.2—0.7 mm proximal to green apex. Flowers: tepals pale blue to violet, occasionally white, bases yellow; outer tepals 7.7—12.5 mm, apex rounded or emarginate, aristate; filaments connate ± entirely, stipitate-glandular basally; ovary similar in color to foliage. Capsules dark brown or black, sometimes with purplish tinge, ± globose, 4—7 mm; pedicel spreading or ascending. Seeds globose to obconic, lacking obvious depression, 0.5—1.2 mm, rugulose. 2n = 96.

Flowering spring--early summer. Moist meadows, stream banks, swamp edges, sandy meadows, moist open woods; 0--800 m; Nfld. and Labr. (Labr.), N.S., Ont., Que.; Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Miss., Mo., Nebr., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis.

Sisyrinchium membranaceum E. P. Bicknell probably belongs here; Bicknell indicated that its relationship was "with S. graminoides" and his description falls within that of S. angustifolium, except for slightly shorter spathe bracts.

In previous floras, Sisyrinchium angustifolium often has been confused with S. montanum, especially when S. graminoides was segregated. Branching seems to be the primary point of confusion. The original descriptions of S. angustifolium and S. graminoides clearly indicated branching while that of S. montanum indicates it to be single-stemmed. There is some slight similarity between S. montanum var. crebrum and S. angustifolium with respect to spathe connation and dry color, and chromosome counts indicate that both have 2n = 96, but there is some indication that breeding barriers may exist (D. B. Ward 1959).

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Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Sisyrinchium angustifolium
ID: 0000 0000 0105 0923 [detail]
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Narrowlearf Blue-eyed Grass
ID: 0000 0000 0207 0644 [detail]
© 2007 Matt Below

Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Common Blue-eyed-grass
ID: 0000 1111 1234 4572 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Common Blue-eyed-grass
ID: 0000 1111 1234 4573 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Common Blue-eyed-grass
ID: 0000 1111 1234 4574 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Common Blue-eyed-grass
ID: 0000 1111 1234 4575 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Common Blue-eyed-grass
ID: 0000 1111 1234 4576 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass
ID: 0000 0000 0817 0283 [detail]
© 2017 Wynn Anderson

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