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Fam.: Iridaceae / Iris Fam.      

Genus:  Sisyrinchium  L.
 

Authors:
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
 

Etymology:
   Sisyrinchium:   Greek plant name, actually pig's beak
   bermudiana:   from the West-Indian Bermuda islands
 

This plant grows in big numbers at the Northern shore of the lake Lough Caragh, County Kerry, Ireland. Originally it is not an European plant, but one of the Blue-eyed Grasses out of a group of primitive Iris from Northern America. but as the orchid Spiranthes romanzoffiana Sisyrinchium bermudiana might have invaded Ireland on the natural way.

 

Sisyrinchium bermudiana / Blue-Eyed Grass, IRL County Kerry, Lough Caragh 12.8.2005
Fig. 1:  Sisyrinchium bermudiana / Blue-Eyed Grass
IRL County Kerry, Lough Caragh 12.8.2005

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