Blue-eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium idahoense
  • Description: Showy tufted perennial from 10-40 cm tall.  Stems are usually flattened and look like miniature irises.  Flowers are blue to purple with yellow centers.
  • Habitat: Moist to wet grassy meadows, marshes, fields, and roadside ditches.
  • Pair with: Sedges, shooting stars, and camas.
  • Fun Fact: This beautiful plant is an iris rather than a grass, but the flowers do look like blue eyes opening early in the morning.  The variety ‘Macounii’ is a rare local variant here in the Southern Gulf Islands.

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