Sisyrinchium atlanticum

  • Family name: Iridaceae
  • Host plant for: none
  • General description: Small, clumping herbaceous perennial with grass-like leaves and small yellow-centered purple flowers borne on short stalks. Adaptable and easy to grow. Best in full sun with regular irrigation but will tolerate dry conditions. Maintenance-free once established. Particularly ornamental in clusters or a ground cover. Flowers attract many small butterfly species.
  • Type: Herbaceous perennial
  • Flower: Small purple flowers with yellow centers
  • Bloom time: Spring to summer
  • Soil type: Moist, well-drained, sandy or limestone soils
  • Maximum height: 20 inches
  • Candidate for home gardens: Ornamental, easy to grow
  • Availability in nursery: Occasional, mainly in specialty and native plant nurseries
  • Frenquency in the wild: Common
  • Habitat: Lawns, roadside ditches, grassy fields, prairies, wet pine flatwoods pine flatwoods, ruderal
  • County: Alachua, Bay, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lake, Lee, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton, Washington
Full sunFull Sun
Moderate wateringModerate Watering

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