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Sisyrinchium xerophyllum Greene
Jeweled blueeyed-grass

Sisyrinchium xerophyllum
Copyright by: Keith J. Buttry, 2015
Fibrous base, High Ridge Scrub Natural Area
Palm Beach County, FL

Family: Iridaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States (Florida, Georgia).

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Other data on Sisyrinchium xerophyllum available from :

Sisyrinchium xerophyllum has been found in the following 22 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Doubtfully Present
Blazingstar Preserve Present Native
Florida Atlantic University Ecological Site Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Gomez Present Native
Gopher Tortoise Preserve Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hobe Sound Sandhill Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Kiplinger Present Native
Loggerhead Park Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Recorded as Present in Error
Peck Lake Park Present Native
Rocky Point Hammock Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Scrub Oak Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Tilton Present Native
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Native

Sisyrinchium xerophyllum has been found in the following 5 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Sisyrinchium xerophyllum has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Scrub
Scrubby Flatwoods

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Sisyrinchium xerophyllum
Copyright by: Keith J. Buttry, 2015
Fibrous base, High Ridge Scrub Natural Area
Palm Beach County, FL