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Narrowleaf blueeyed-grass
Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Iridaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Wildflower gardens.
Availability:
Native plant nurseries.
Description:
Small herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
About 6-18 inches in height. Taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Eastern and central North America west to Texas and south to the Monroe County Keys; Cuba, Mexico. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key.
Habitats:
Wet pinelands and prairies.
Soils:
Seasonally wet to moist, moderately well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Blue.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
Winter-summer.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown by division.


 


Roger L. Hammer
George D. Gann, 16 March 2015, with Patty
Phares. Base of plant in habitat, Larry and Penny Thompson
Park, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA.
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton