These include most prominently the monocotyledons Moraea sisyrinchium
, Leopoldia longipes and Ixiolirion tataricum and the eudicotyledon Heliotropium bacciferum.
Student teams collected measurements for five plant species, two of which are endemic to glades: Nashville Breadroot (Pediomelum subacaulis--endemic), Nashville Mustard (Leavenworthia stylosa--endemic), Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium
albidum), Shooting-Star (Dodecatheon meadia), and Star-Grass (Hypoxis hirsuta).
These could include flowering shrubs, a ryegrass lawn, and sturdy perennials and ground cover such as begonias, periwinkle, sisyrinchium
and ornamental grasses.
Narrow-leaf Blue-eyed-grass, Sisyrinchium
GROWING ORGANIC: (From left) Eryngium, delphinium and sisyrinchium
. Pictures: MICHELLE SPERRY
A couple more "irisy" plants are Gynandiris sisyrinchium
and Hermodactylus tuberosus.
A THE photograph you sent to me shows a form of Sisyrinchium
Striatum called Aunt May, which originated in Devon.
Affinities with North American flora are seen in the presence of species such as blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium
bermudiana), which, outside Ireland, has its closest geographical location in Newfoundland, or the pipewort (Erio-caulon aquaticum), an Eurocaulaciae very rare both in northern Scotland and North America, the other areas where it exists.
Two of the species, Sisyrinchium
mentanum (Iridacese) and Leontodon autumnalis (Asteracese), are considered rare in Ocean County.
Heliotropium indicum L., Myosotis macrosperma Engelm., Sisyrinchium