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Sisyrinchium montanum var. montanum

Sisyrinchium montanum Greene var. montanum

Strict Blue-eyed Grass

Iridaceae (Iris Family)

Synonym(s): Sisyrinchium heterocarpum, Sisyrinchium strictum


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: Violet
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


USA: CO , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , MI , MN , MT , ND , NE , NM , NY , PA , SD , TX , UT , WI , WY
Canada: NB

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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


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

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