Taxon  Report   7633    
Sisyrinchium californicum  (Ker Gawl.) W. T. Aiton
California golden eyed grass,  Golden blue eyed grass, Yellow eyed grass
Sisyrinchium californicum
© 2015 Margo Bors
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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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Sisyrinchium californicum
© 2018 Abbot Chambers
Genus: Sisyrinchium
Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Hydastylus borealis
ICPN + PLANTS: Hydastylus brachypus
ICPN + PLANTS: Hydastylus californicus
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).