Sisyrinchium californicum

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Sisyrinchium californicum
Sisyrinchium californicum

Species Name: Sisyrinchium californicum
Common Name: Yellow-Eyed Grass

This charming iris relative requires regular water and garden care. Forms a clump that can be separated. Great for moist meadow gardens, containers, or borders.

Plant Family: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1.5' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Iris-like leaves, clumping
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: North Coast, north and central Central Coast, San Francisco Bay Area
Natural Habitat: Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Strand, Freshwater Marsh to 1,800'

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.