Taxon  Report   7632 
Sisyrinchium bellum  S. Watson
Western blue eyed grass
Sisyrinchium bellum
© 2004 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
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Sisyrinchium bellum
© 2004 Heath McAllister
Sisyrinchium bellum
© 2002 Lynn Watson
Sisyrinchium bellum, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Sisyrinchium bellum
© 2006 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Genus: Sisyrinchium
Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Sagebrush Scrub, wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Sisyrinchium eastwoodiae
PLANTS: Sisyrinchium greenei
PLANTS: Sisyrinchium hesperium
ICPN: Sisyrinchium maritimum
More information about  Sisyrinchium bellum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 21, 2016).

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