Sisyrinchium convolutum Nocca.

Frost-tender perennial with a creeping rootstock, linear to almost cylindrical leaves, basal fan of sword-shaped leaves, and a usually branched, winged stem, bearing up to 8 somewhat funnel-shaped yellow flowers with brown veining, to 1.5cm across.  To 30cm.  [RHSD, Hortus]. 

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1816.  [JD].  Redouté Les Liliacées pl.47/1802-15.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1845, 1850 and 1857 catalogues [B.411/1845].


Sisyrinchium convolutum Klatt (1866) = Sisyrinchium californicum Ait.

Published Nov 16, 2009 - 05:14 PM | Last updated Jul 24, 2010 - 05:11 PM

Figured is the whole plant, roots, leaves and yellow flowers.  Redout? Les Liliac?es pl.47/1802-15.

Sisyrinchium convolutum Nocca. | Redouté Les Liliacées pl.47/1802-15 | BHL

More details about Sisyrinchium convolutum Nocca.
Family Iridaceae
Region of origin

Central America

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Sisyrynchium convolutum 

Confidence level high