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Striped rush-leaf

Sisyrinchium iridifolium


Small flowers about 20mm across growing on a 4mm smooth stem to about 350mm high. Leaves were narrow, flat dark green blades about 100mm long.


Among various native grasses and eucalyptus in a local nature reserve.


Thanks Despina for ID. A South American native. Widely naturalised in southern and eastern Australia, New Zealand, Texas, Louisiana Order: Asparagales Family: Iridaceae Subfamily: Iridoideae Tribe: Sisyrinchieae Genus: Sisyrinchium

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I've seen that species in NZ too, dear Mark, thats how I knew about it :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Wow you are amazing Despina. Thanks so much. The nature reserve has more than Aust. natives in it then.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Lovely shot !

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 24, 2013
Submitted on Nov 29, 2013

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