Olsynium douglasii var. inflatum
Olsynium douglasii (A. Dietr.) E.P. Bicknell var. inflatum (Suksd.) Cholewa & Douglass M. Hend.
Iridaceae (Iris Family)
Synonym(s): Sisyrinchium douglasii var. inflatum, Sisyrinchium inflatum
USDA Symbol: OLDOI
A member of the iris family (family Iridaceae) which consists of herbs growing from rhizomes, bulbs, or corms, with narrow basal leaves and showy clusters at the tips of long stalks. There are about 60 genera and 1,500 species, distributed in temperate and tropical regions. Among them, Iris, Freesia, Gladiolus, Bugle Lily, and Montbretia are popular ornamentals. Saffron dye is obtained from Crocus, and "essence of violets," used in perfumes, is extracted from the rhizomes of Iris.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: ID , NV , OR , UT , WA
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Olsynium douglasii var. inflatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Olsynium douglasii var. inflatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff