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Plant Details

Sisyrinchium rosulatum

Fairy Stars, Lawn Blue-eyed Grass, Annual Blue-eyed Grass

Scientific Name:

Sisyrinchium rosulatum

Common Name:

Fairy Stars, Lawn Blue-eyed Grass, Annual Blue-eyed Grass

Plant Family

Iridaceae (Iris Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

lavender, pink, white, magenta, or yellow, with maroon at base

Size in Feet:

3 to 20 in

Light:

full-sun, part-sun

Bloom Time:

April, May

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

Lawns, roadsides, meadows. Uncommon in NC Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Habitat

Fairy Stars is a winter annual that is uncommon on the coast in meadows, lawns and roadsides.

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Flower

The small flowers vary in color - lavender, pink, white, magenta, or yellow - with maroon in the center. Sisyrinchiums are in the Iris family.

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Lara Berkley, Wilmington, May 2014

Leaves and stem

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Lara Berkley, Wilmington, May 2014

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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