Sisyrinchium californicum

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Sisyrinchium californicum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Iridoideae
Tribe: Sisyrinchieae
Genus: Sisyrinchium
Species: S. californicum
Binomial name
Sisyrinchium californicum
(Ker Gawl.) Dryand.

Sisyrinchium californicum is a species of flowering plant in the iris family known by the common names golden blue-eyed grass,[2] yellow-eyed-grass,[3] and golden-eyed-grass. It is native to the west coast of North America from British Columbia to central California, where it grows in moist habitat, often in coastal areas.


Sisyrinchium californicum is a rhizomatous perennial herb producing a pale green, nonwaxy stem which grows up to about 60 centimeters tall. The herbage turns dark brown or black as it dries. The flat, narrow leaves are grasslike. The flower has six tepals each between 1 and 2 centimeters in length. They are light to bright yellow, often with brown veining. The fruit is a dark-colored capsule.

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  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sisyrinchium". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 

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