Sisyrinchium elmeri

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Sisyrinchium elmeri
Sisyrinchium elmeri

Species Name: Sisyrinchium elmeri
Common Name: Elmer's Golden-Eyed Grass

Lovely miniatre flowers, perfect for container planting. Likes moist gardens. Good for higher elevations.

Plant Family: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 10 in. H x spreading
Growth Habit: Iris-like leaves
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 7,600'
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Southern Klamath Range, southern High Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada, San Bernardino Mountains
Natural Habitat: Redwood Forest, Sub-Alpine Forest, Yellow Pine Forest

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Other Names
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.