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Olsynium douglasii var. douglasii
purple-eyed grass-widow
Filament tube is less strongly inflate at base than in var. inflatum.

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest and in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; Vancouver Island to California.

Habitat: Prairies, rocky balds, sagebrush flats, oak and ponderosa pine woodlands, where moist in early spring.

Flowers: March-June

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Occurs both east and west of the Cascades in Washington. Filament tube is less strongly enlarged at base and tepals are a darker reddish-purple color. Commonly has only 1-2 flowers per stem.

Accepted Name:
Olsynium douglasii (A. Dietr.) E.P. Bicknell var. douglasii
Publication: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club. 27: 237. 1900.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Sisyrinchium douglasii A. Dietr. ssp. douglasii
Sisyrinchium douglasii A. Dietr. var. douglasii [JPM]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Olsynium douglasii var. douglasii in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Olsynium douglasii var. douglasii checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Olsynium douglasii var. douglasii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Olsynium douglasii var. douglasii photos.

USDA Plants: Olsynium douglasii var. douglasii information.

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