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

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Sisyrinchium bellum
© 2016 Chris Leslie
Genus: Sisyrinchium
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Sagebrush Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Sisyrinchium eastwoodiae
ICPN + PLANTS: Sisyrinchium greenei
ICPN + PLANTS: Sisyrinchium hesperium
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2018).