Sisyrinchium


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Sisyrinchium

plant genus in the Iridaceae family, suspected to contain a cardiac glucoside which causes violent diarrhea in livestock. Includes S. iridifolium, S. micranthum, sisyrinchium species A. Called also scour weed, yellow rush lily.
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Sisyrinchiums are easy to grow in ordinary garden soil and tend to seed themselves all over the place.
In this rocky margin there are carpeting thymes and selfseeding, yellow-flowered Sisyrinchium californicum with leaves like a miniature iris.
Students randomly selected twenty-five specimens each of five species (Shooting-Star, Dodecatheon meadia; Blue-eyed Grass, Sisyrinchium albidum; Nashville Breadroot, Pediomelum subacaulis; Nashville Mustard, Leavenworthia stylosa; and Star-Grass, Hypoxis hirsuta) from the cedar glades at Flat Rock, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Also, plant the garden with those plants which will survive a bit of rough and tumble, and those that rejuvenate well if damaged, for example flowering shrubs, a ryegrass lawn, and sturdy perennials and groundcover such as begonias, periwinkle, sisyrinchium and ornamental grasses.
The sword-shaped leaves of variegated irises and Sisyrinchium are well worth including in any border and have stunning flowers too.
Suitable flowers for this treatment in autumn include phlox, hardy geranium, acanthus (bear's breeches), veronica, sisyrinchium, bergenia, campanula, peony, lady's mantle (Alchemilla mollis), aquilegia (columbine), delphinium, scabious, lily-of-the-valley and marguerite (shasta daisy).
SC/NM 0 N A R Sp IRIDACEAE Sisyrinchium campestre Bickn.