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Narrowleaf blueeyed-grass
Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

General Landscape Uses: Wildflower gardens.

Availability: Native plant nurseries.

Description: Small herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: About 6-18 inches in height. Taller than broad.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Eastern and central North America west to Texas and south to the Monroe County Keys; Cuba, Mexico. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Wet pinelands and prairies.

Soils: Seasonally wet to moist, moderately well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus.

Nutritional Requirements: Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.

Drought Tolerance: Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Blue.

Flower Characteristics: Semi-showy.

Flowering Season: Winter-summer.

Fruit: Inconspicuous capsule.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown by division.

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Larry and Penny Thompson Park,
Miami-Dade County, Florida

Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2015, with Patty
Phares. Base of plant in habitat, Larry and Penny Thompson Park, Miami-Dade County, Florida

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

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