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Silphium mucronatum

Needle-tip Blue-eyed-grass, Slender Blue-eyed-grass

Scientific Name:

Silphium mucronatum

Genus:

Silphium

Species Epithet:

mucronatum

Common Name:

Needle-tip Blue-eyed-grass, Slender Blue-eyed-grass

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Iridaceae (Iris Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Blue

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Forests, woodlands, fields. Found across the state but infrequent in the Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable, S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

https://ncaudubon/700

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/sisyrinchium-mucronatum/

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/sisyrinchium/mucronatum/



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