Taxon  Report   7633 
Sisyrinchium californicum  (Ker Gawl.) W. T. Aiton
California golden eyed grass,  Golden blue eyed grass, Yellow eyed grass
Sisyrinchium californicum
© 2018 Abbot Chambers
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Sisyrinchium californicum
© 2006 Joseph Dougherty, M.D./
Sisyrinchium californicum
© 2011 John W. Wall
Sisyrinchium californicum, 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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Plant Characteristics
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Sisyrinchium californicum
© 2015 Margo Bors
Genus: Sisyrinchium
Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: freshwater-marsh
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN + PLANTS: Hydastylus borealis
ICPN + PLANTS: Hydastylus brachypus
ICPN + PLANTS: Hydastylus californicus
ICPN + PLANTS: Sisyrinchium boreale
ICPN: Bermudiana californica
ICPN: Marica californica
ICPN: Sisyrinchium brachypus
ICPN: Sisyrinchium flavidum
ICPN: Sisyrinchium lineatum
More information about  Sisyrinchium californicum
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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 20, 2018).

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