Sisyrinchium fuscatum

E. P. Bicknell

Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 26: 225. 1899.

Synonyms: Sisyrinchium arenicola E. P. Bicknell Sisyrinchium farwellii E. P. Bicknell Sisyrinchium incrustatum E. P. Bicknell Sisyrinchium rufipes E. P. Bicknell Sisyrinchium tenellum E. P. Bicknell
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 363. Mentioned on page 354.

Herbs, perennial, cespitose, yellowish green to olive green when dry, to 5.3 dm, not glaucous. Stems branched, with 1 node, 1–1.7 mm wide, glabrous, margins entire, similar in color and texture to stem body; internode (20–)23–47 cm, longer than leaves, with 1–5 branches. Leaf blades glabrous, bases becoming fibrous, persistent in tufts. Inflorescences borne singly; spathes green, obviously wider than supporting branch, glabrous, keels entire; outer 12–18 mm, 0.9 mm shorter to 1.7 mm longer than inner, tapering evenly towards apex, margins basally connate 2.1–4 mm; inner with keel straight, hyaline margins 0.2–0.4 mm wide, apex acute to obtuse, ending at or to 0.5 mm proximal to green apex. Flowers: tepals blue to bluish violet, bases yellow; outer tepals 7.9–11.6 mm, apex emarginate, aristate; filaments connate ± entirely, stipitate-glandular basally; ovary similar in color to foliage. Capsules light to medium brown, ± globose, 2.9–4.3 mm; pedicel erect to ascending. Seeds globose to obconic, lacking obvious depression, 1–1.5 mm, rugulose. 2n = 32.

Phenology: Flowering spring–early summer.
Habitat: Marshy areas, moist pine barrens
Elevation: 0–200 m


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N.S., Ala., Conn., Del., Fla., Ga., Md., Mass., Miss., N.J., N.Y., N.C., S.C., Va.


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Lower Taxa

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Anita F. Cholewa +  and Douglass M. Henderson† +
E. P. Bicknell +
N.S. +, Ala. +, Conn. +, Del. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Md. +, Mass. +, Miss. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, S.C. +  and Va. +
0–200 m +
Marshy areas, moist pine barrens +
Flowering spring–early summer. +
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club +
Sisyrinchium arenicola +, Sisyrinchium farwellii +, Sisyrinchium incrustatum +, Sisyrinchium rufipes +  and Sisyrinchium tenellum +
Sisyrinchium fuscatum +
Sisyrinchium +
species +