Pale Yellow-eyed-grass - Powerstock, Dorset
Group of flower spikes
Flower - 3 stamens, 6 petals with points
May to July
The garden plant is grown throughout the country.
The naturalised escape is found mainly in the South and is
rather thinly scattered elsewhere.
For a map see the National Biodiversity Network Gateway
It is a neophyte, introduced from South America in the 1780s.
It has been known in the wild since the late 1920s and may be
on the increase.
Short-lived populations are found on waste land and probably
originate from garden throw-outs.
Stable populations are found on waste heath-land and in
Pale Yellow-eyed-grass is an evergreen, rhizomatous,
clump-forming herb, growing up to 75cm.
The pale yellow flowers occur along the length of the stem
and are up to 2cm across.
There are 6 petals, each with a short terminal point.
There are 3 yellow stamens.
The leaves are broad-bladed and Iris-like.
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