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Sisyrinchium mucronatum (Needletip blue-eyed grass)
Bloodworth, Stefan

Sisyrinchium mucronatum

Sisyrinchium mucronatum Michx.

Needletip Blue-eyed Grass

Iridaceae (Iris Family)

Synonym(s): Sisyrinchium intermedium

USDA Symbol: SIMU3

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
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Purple

Distribution

USA: AL , CT , DC , DE , GA , IL , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MS , NC , ND , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: MB , ON , SK
Native Habitat: Prairie/Meadow/Field

Growing Conditions

Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Sand, Loam

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FAC FAC FACW 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 mucronatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sisyrinchium mucronatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sisyrinchium mucronatum

Metadata

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

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