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Sisyrinchium californicum

Flower
Family Iridaceae
Name Sisyrinchium californicum
Common Name Yellow Bluegrass
Etymology
Sisyrinchium From Greek sys meaning pig, and Greek rynchos meaning snout.
californicum From California (Latinised).

  See also:  Ornamentals

This hardy perennial, a primitive iris, produces masses of star shapped flowers in late Spring and Summer. Each flower lasts only one day but is replaced by a succession of flowers, much like a daylilly. The blue-green grass like foliage provides good contrast to the yellow flowers. It grows to only 20 cm tall and is ideal for rockeries or to cheer up paths. It is tolerant of poor soils and self-seeds profusely.


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