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Blue-eyed-grass - Sisyrinchium bermudiana

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Blue-eyed-grass Blue-eyed-grass - Sisyrinchium bermudiana dylan Floating Harbour and River Avon 3 Aug 2023, 12:28 a.m. 1 Aug 2023, 6:30 p.m.
Blue-eyed-grass Blue-eyed-grass - Sisyrinchium bermudiana dylan Floating Harbour and River Avon 3 Aug 2023, 12:29 a.m. 1 Aug 2023, 5:17 p.m.
Blue-eyed-grass Blue-eyed-grass - Sisyrinchium bermudiana dylan Floating Harbour and River Avon 3 Aug 2023, 12:29 a.m. 1 Aug 2023, 5:19 p.m.
Blue-eyed-grass Blue-eyed-grass - Sisyrinchium bermudiana dylan Floating Harbour and River Avon 3 Aug 2023, 12:29 a.m. 1 Aug 2023, 5:21 p.m.
Blue-eyed-grass Blue-eyed-grass - Sisyrinchium bermudiana dylan Floating Harbour and River Avon 3 Aug 2023, 12:29 a.m. 1 Aug 2023, 5:27 p.m.

Species Description

Stace 4:

Sisyrinchium bermudiana L. (S. graminoides E.P. Bicknell, S. hibernicum Á. & D. Löve) - Blue-eyed-grass.

Stems to 50cm, usually branched; leaves ≤5mm wide; tepals pale blue, 6-10mm; 2n=64, 88, 96. Probably native; wet meadows and stony ground by lakes; very local in West Ireland from West Cork to West Donegal, known only since 1845. There is argument as to weather are plant is a native endemic or an American introduction, and in latter case as to its correct name. Records of naturalised plants from Britain need checking.

Key:

  • Tepals blue
  • At least some stems branched, each branch with one terminal infloresence; perianth 15-20mm across, pale blue; pedicels arched to pendent in fruit

Useful Links:

Online Atlas of the British and Irish Flora

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