7 responses to “Olsynium douglasii var. douglasii”

  1. Meg

    Very interesting…..”grass widow” is also an older (and not commonly used) term for a divorcee. Wonder if there is any relationship between the plant & the term?
    Also, thanks for presenting such a great site! I’m a daily visitor and it always adds a little information and something to think about to my day.

  2. Beverley

    Olsynium douglasii var. douglasii – Z9 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    [but it thrives in my Z8 garden]

  3. Sammi

    Oh, it’s beautiful. I just recently added this site to my MyYahoo! page. I’m lookin’ forward to seeing more awesome pics!

  4. Michael Guillen

    Well hello there, This is one awsome looking plant! I want something just like this in my garden!.. 🙂

  5. michelle

    It says that this is only in southern British Columbia to northern California but I found it in the hills in Newman Lake Washington also.

  6. Daniel Mosquin

    Michelle, the distribution range from BC to California includes Washington and Oregon.

  7. Bekah Stevens

    Some scientifical facts if your looking for them.
    Latin Fam. Name: Iridaceae (iris family)
    Scientific name: Olsynium douglasii
    # of petals:6
    plant height: 4-12 iches
    Leaf description: 4 inches, lower half sheathing stem.
    Habitat:Grassy areas in sagebrush, and open woods.
    Was once considered a member of the Sisyrinchium.
    It was just something I put in there for fellow students looking for information on our flower project 🙂

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