Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Sisyrinchium micranthum Cav.
Cavanilles, A.J. (1788) Monadelphiae Classis Dissertationes Decem. 6: 345, t. 191, fig. 2.
Annual blue-eyed grass
Annual tufted herb, 10-20 cm tall. Stems flattened and 2-angled.
Leaves distichous, equitant; lamina flat and shorter than the stems, less than 1.5 cm broad, narrowly acute.
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in NEQ and from south-eastern Queensland southwards to Victoria and Tasmania. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 500 m. Grows in disturbed sites in forest. Also occurs in most temperate to subtropical countries around the world.
Natural History & Notes
A weed of disturbed places in high rainfall areas (Bentham 1873, Green 1994).
Poisonous to stock, causing violent scouring (Webb 1948).
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