Sisyrinchium is from the Latin name once used for another plant and reassigned to this species. Angustifolium comes from the Latin for "narrow leaf".
|Sun Exposure||Prairie, Savanna|
|Soil Moisture||Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic|
Summer, Fall July, August, September
|Max Height||6 inches|
|Germ Code||C(60), D|
|Seeds Per Ounce||30,000|
Found throughout the Tallgrass Prairie regions in open woodlands and along streams, occasionally in the southern Tallgrass region on open prairies. Lavendar to violet blossoms from May to June. S. angustifolium is found much less frequently than it's similar cousin. S. campestre.
Edible Uses: Leaves - cooked. They are mixed with other greens.
Medicinal Uses: The root is astringent. An infusion is used to treat diarrhoea in adults and children. The leaves are eaten as a cooked green to regulate the bowels.
An infusion of the plant has been used to treat stomach complaints and stomach worms.
Herbal Uses: Unknown