Texas
Wildbuds

Sisyrinchium rosulatum

(Annual Blue-eyed Grass)

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Sisyrinchium rosulatum, Along Click Road southeat of Llano, Llano Co. 2990

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Sisyrinchium rosulatum, Along Click Road southeat of Llano, Llano Co. 2978

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Sisyrinchium rosulatum, Along Click Road southeat of Llano, Llano Co. 2988

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Sisyrinchium rosulatum, Lake Somerville State Park, Lee Co. 2882

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Sisyrinchium rosulatum, Lake Somerville State Park, Lee Co. 2877

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Sisyrinchium rosulatum, Lake Somerville State Park, Lee Co. 2873

Scientific Name Sisyrinchium rosulatum USDA PLANTS Symbol SIRO5
Common Name Annual Blue-eyed Grass ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 43272
Family Iridaceae (Iris) SEINet
Reference
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Description Habitat: Roadsides and other disturbed areas, stream banks, wet areas bordering woods.
Plant: Erect annual 5 to 14 inches tall, stems usually branched from base.
Leaves: Light green, linear very narrow, flat leaves clustered from base, length from i/4 to 1/2 the height of the plant.
Inflorescence: Flowers about 1/2-inch across, with 6 flared, pointed tepals (no petals), white to lavender/rose to yellowish with maroon veins, rose/purple ring around yellow center; ; greyish-purple seed capsules 1/8 to 1/6-inch in diameter.
Bloom Period: April an May.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and SEINet, et al.
BONAP Distribution Map

Map Color Key
Texas Status:
Native

Banner photo of Castilleja indivisa and Lupinus ssp. taken along FM 1323 north of Johnson City, Blanco County

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