*Sisyrinchium sp. A

Family Iridaceae

Scourweed

Tufted annual herb to 20 cm high. Longevity less than 1 years.

Flowers: Pale yellow, with purple markings in centre, or blue to mauve with a yellowish throat, October December.

Fruit: Capsule 2 4 mm diameter.

Seed: Numerous, small, black and pitted, 0.7 mm diameter. Soil stored seedbank.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout

Ecology

  • Native of South America.
  • Weed of grassland and pastures.
  • Occasional in grassland at the Australian Botanic Garden.

Asterisk * indicates exotic species naturalised at the Australian Botanic Garden.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Sisyrhynchium sp A plant 

Sisyrhynchium sp A flower 

Sisyrhynchium sp A fruit