Sisyrinchium albidum Raf.

White Blue-Eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium albidum plant

Family - Iridaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Leaves - No info yet.

Inflorescence - No info yet.

Sisyrinchium albidum inflorescence

Sisyrinchium albidum spatheLarge extra spathe of the inflorescence.

Flowers - No info yet.

Sisyrinchium albidum flower

Sisyrinchium albidum fruit

Flowering - May - June.

Habitat - Prairies, glades, openings of upland woods, pastures, railroads.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found in a handful of counties in extreme eastern Missouri. The plant can be identified by its habitat, single to double inflorescence at the end of the aerial stem, large, 3rd spathe of the inflorescence, and white flowers. Other species of Sisyrinchium in Missouri typically have blue flowers but can produce white flowers also. To distinguish between these white-flowered plants, carefully observe the number of spathes subtending the flowers.

Photographs taken off Hwy 106, Conecuh County, AL., 3-25-06.