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Plant Details

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Blue-eyed grass

Scientific Name:

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Common Name:

Blue-eyed grass

Plant Family

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Plant in early Spring

In early spring it resembles a weedy grass - that light flat open center. Look more closely, you can see the iris characteristics.

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Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Blooms

The tiny blooms are hard to photograph.

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Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Closeup of a Bloom

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Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Seed Pod

The plants seed readily and come up everywhere, which may be nicer than some delicate creature that needs constant nurturing.

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Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

In the Garden

Used in a garden setting, it is an attractive spring border.

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Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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