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Sisyrinchium rosulatum Plant Identification (Flower, Leaf, Care, Uses)

Sisyrinchium rosulatum Michx. – Annual Blue-eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium rosulatum plant

FamilyIridaceae

Stems:

Sisyrinchium rosulatum stem

Sisyrinchium rosulatum basePlant base.

Leaves:

N/A

Inflorescence:

N/A

Flowers:

Sisyrinchium rosulatum flower

Sisyrinchium rosulatum flower

Flowering – April – June.

Habitat – Lawns, fields, waste ground, roadsides, railroads.

Origin – Native to South America.

Other information – This attractive species can be found in the southern portion of Alabama. The plant is easily identified in the field by its light blue flowers (with a dark center), compressed aerial stems, and ascending stems. The plant is a fast-growing annual.
The genus name Sisyrinchium derives from the Greek “sisyrinchi(um)” meaning “an Iris-like plant”; used by Theophrastis.
The species epithet rosulatum means “with leaf rosettes.”

Alabama Distribution:

Sisyrinchium rosulatum map

Photographs taken in Hunter, Alabama, 4-9-05.