White Blue-Eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium albidum
Liliaceae (Lily) Family

 

Plant is an upright, smooth perennial with fibrous roots. Its preferred habitat is prairies, woodland edges, yards and roadsides. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

The leaves are alternate on the stem and mostly at the base of the plant; linear; no teeth and no lobes.

Flowers are terminal at the tip of the flowering stem. Each flower has two to five spathe. The flowers are symmetrical in form and bisexual in nature; blue to violet or occasionally whitish with a yellow center. Flowers occur in the spring.

Fruit is a capsule.

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