Blue-Eyed Grass

Genus Sisyrinchium
Iris Family (Iridaceae)



Blue-Eyed Grass


Blue-Eyed Grass
(Sisyrinchium angustifolium)

This is one of our native meadow plants. It grows in damp places, often in saline soil. The leaves and stems are flat and grass-like.

The little plant blooms in late spring and early summer. The flowers have three petals and three sepals, and are about an inch across. They are violet blue in color, with a yellow center. Each blossom lasts only one day.