Wild Florida Photo - Sisyrinchium nashii

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Sisyrinchium nashii

NASH'S BLUE-EYED GRASS

Florida native

 

A common wildflower of sandhills and open hammocks throughout nearly all of Florida. The range extends through the southeastern coastal states from Louisiana into Virginia, plus Tennessee.
The flowers of Nash's blue-eyed grass are similar to most of the other Sisyrinchium species. The six tepals are blue, varying from light blue to light purple and having a yellow base and a pointed tip (arisate). The basal tufts are not pobust in S. nashii and the spathes have a purplish tinge.

 
Sisyrinchium nashii is a member of the Iridaceae - Iris family.

Other species of the Sisyrinchium genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Sisyrinchium angustifolium - NARROWLEAF BLUE-EYED GRASS
  View  Sisyrinchium xerophyllum - JEWELED BLUE-EYED GRASS