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Stout Blue-eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Stout Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium) Other common names: Pointed Blue-eyed Grass

Other scientific names: Sisyrinchium bermudiana, Sisyrinchium graminoides

French names: Bermudienne à feuilles étroites

Family: Iris Family (Iridaceae)

Group: Blue-eyed Grasses

Similar species:
  •   Common Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium montanum)

  •   Slender Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium mucronatum) - stem very slender.

  •   White Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium albidum) - flowers are white.

Flowers: Spring, Summer;  Blue/Violet;  6 parts (petals)

Leaves: Simple, Entire

Height: 15-45 cm (6-18 in)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 332   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: angustifolium: narrow-leaved

Photographs: 35 photographs available, of which 5 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Stout Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium) flower

Stout Blue-eyed Grass flowers, like all Blue-eyed Grasses, arise from between narrow flat leaves.

Stout Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium) flower

Stout Blue-eyed Grass flower.

Stout Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium) plant with bracts

Typical Stout Blue-eyed Grass growth form.

Stout Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium) flower

Stout Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium) bracts

Stout Blue-eyed Grass has a leaflike bract in the middle of the stem.

Range map for Stout Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)