Above: Blue-eyed Grass near by UW Arbortetum Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin (5/25/21).
Blue-eyed Grass - Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Blue-eyed Grass is not a grass but is part of the iris family. It is a special concern plant in Wisconsin.
Blue-eyed Grass can grow from 6"-20" tall. It's habitat includes meadows, grassy areas and open woodlands.
The pale blue to violet, star-shaped flowers have 6 sharp pointed tepals (three petals and three almost identical sepals) with a yellow center.
Other names: narrow-leaved blue-eyed-grass, pointed blue-eyed-grass, stout blue-eyed-grass.
For more information on the Blue-eyed Grass, visit Wikipedia.
Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin Herbarium online virtual flora website page on Blue-eyed grass.
Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin Horticulture Division of Extension website page about Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium).
Above: Blue-eyed Grass in UW Arboretum's Greene Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin (6/01/21).
Above: Mary Vaux Walcott, Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium) illustration circa 1920.
Above: Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium) illustration by P.J. Redouté circa 1805.
Above: Blue-eyed grass illustration by Alice Lounsberry circa 1899.