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Pale Yellow-eyed-grass - Sisyrinchium striatum

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Pale Yellow-eyed-grass Pale Yellow-eyed-grass - Sisyrinchium striatum dylan Bristol 8 Aug 2022, 2:27 p.m. 6 Aug 2022, 4:56 p.m.
Pale Yellow-eyed-grass Pale Yellow-eyed-grass - Sisyrinchium striatum dylan Bristol 8 Aug 2022, 2:27 p.m. 6 Aug 2022, 4:56 p.m.
Pale Yellow-eyed-grass Pale Yellow-eyed-grass - Sisyrinchium striatum dylan Bristol 8 Aug 2022, 2:27 p.m. 6 Aug 2022, 4:56 p.m.
Pale Yellow-eyed-grass Pale Yellow-eyed-grass - Sisyrinchium striatum dylan Floating Harbour and River Avon 3 Aug 2023, 12:56 a.m. 1 Aug 2023, 5:36 p.m.

Species Description

Widespread but scattered throughout the UK. Mainly in the South. Habitat includes: tips, wasteland, roadside verges, banks etc. Growing habit: Perennial. Height: Up to 90 cm. Flowers: May to June. Other names include: Satin Flower.

Sisyrinchium striatum Sm. - Pale Yellow-eyed-grass.

Stems to 75cm, unbranched; leaves ≤20mm wide; tepals pale yellow, 15-18mm; (2n=18). Neophyte-casual; increasingly grown in gardens, persistent (often short-lived) on tips, waste ground, banks and waysides; scattered in South and Central Britain scattered North to Shetland, Jersey, County Waterford, County Wexford; South America.

Key:

  • Tepals cream to yellow for most part
  • Stem unbranched below inflorescence, with terminal and several lateral cymes; leaves >1cm wide

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