Calflora
Taxon  Report   10159    
Olsynium douglasii  (A. Dietr.) E. P. Bicknell
Douglas' grasswidow
Olsynium douglasii, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Family: IRIDACEAE  
Genus: Olsynium
Subspecies and Varieties:
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: slopes

Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland, Northern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Bermudiana grandiflora
ICPN: Sisyrinchium douglasii
More information about  Olsynium douglasii
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (OLDO)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Landscape information from Calscape

Photos on Google Images

Consortium of California Herbaria

Olsynium:  a name applied by C.S. Rafinesque who "explained Olsynium as "hardly united" referring to the stamens. He didn't explain what Greek root he used to indicate 'hardly,'" (from David Hollombe). The Dictionary of Word Roots gives the meaning of the Greek prefix ol- as "whole or entire." The Greek prefix syn- means "together," and the prefix -ium usually means something like "characteristic of" (contributed by Cynthia Powell)


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 06, 2019).