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Olsynium douglasii var. inflatum (Inflated grasswidow)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Olsynium douglasii var. inflatum

Olsynium douglasii (A. Dietr.) E.P. Bicknell var. inflatum (Suksd.) Cholewa & Douglass M. Hend.

Inflated Grasswidow

Iridaceae (Iris Family)

Synonym(s): Sisyrinchium douglasii var. inflatum, Sisyrinchium inflatum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: ID , NV , OR , UT , WA
Canada: BC

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Olsynium douglasii var. inflatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Olsynium douglasii var. inflatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Olsynium douglasii var. inflatum


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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