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Sisyrinchium angustifolium - Mill.

Common Name Bermuda Blue-Eyed Grass, Narrowleaf blue-eyed grass
Family Iridaceae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sandy woods in Texas[274]. Naturalised in Britain where it grows in marshy meadows and on lake shores[17].
Range Western Ireland. South-eastern N. America. Naturalized in Britain.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Sisyrinchium angustifolium Bermuda Blue-Eyed Grass, Narrowleaf blue-eyed grass


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Sisyrinchium angustifolium Bermuda Blue-Eyed Grass, Narrowleaf blue-eyed grass

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Sisyrinchium angustifolium is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. It is in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

S. graminoides. Bicknell.

Habitats

 Meadow; Bog Garden; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Leaves - cooked[257]. They are mixed with other greens[257].

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Medicinal Uses

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The root is astringent[257]. An infusion is used to treat diarrhoea in adults and children[257]. The leaves are eaten as a cooked green to regulate the bowels[257]. An infusion of the plant has been used to treat stomach complaints and stomach worms[257].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a moist but well-drained humus-rich loamy soil and a position in full sun, though it will tolerate part-day shade[200]. [200] gives a hardiness rating of zone 3 to this plant (tolerating winter temperatures down to about -40°c) but then says that the plant will need the protection of a cold greenhouse in areas where the temperature falls much below freezing[200]. Plants will often self-sow when growing in a suitable position[200].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse in the autumn, though it can also be sown in the spring. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant out in late spring, after the last expected frosts. Division in early spring.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Gynandriris sisyrinchiumSpanish NutPerennial0.2 7-10  MHSNDM10 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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John Duncan   Tue Jun 11 17:45:39 2002

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