Authentic Wisconsin.  Blue-eyed Grass - Sisyrinchium angustifolium


Blue-eyed Grass by UW Arbortetum Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 25, 2021.


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).


Blue-eyed Grass by UW Arbortetum Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 25, 2021.
Blue-eyed Grass in UW Arboretum's Greene Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on June 1, 2021.
Blue-eyed Grass in UW Arboretum's Greene Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on June 1, 2021.
Blue-eyed Grass in UW Arboretum's Greene Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on June 1, 2021.
Blue-eyed Grass in UW Arboretum's Greene Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on June 1, 2021.
Blue-eyed Grass in UW Arboretum's Greene Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on June 1, 2021.
Blue-eyed Grass in UW Arboretum's Greene Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on June 1, 2021.
Blue-eyed Grass in UW Arboretum's Greene Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on June 1, 2021.
Blue-eyed Grass in UW Arboretum's Greene Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on June 1, 2021.
Blue-eyed Grass in UW Arboretum's Greene Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on June 1, 2021.
Blue-eyed Grass in UW Arboretum's Greene Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on June 1, 2021.
Blue-eyed Grass in UW Arboretum's Greene Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on June 1, 2021.

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Blue-eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium angustifolium


Blue-eyed Grass in UW Arboretum's Greene Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on June 1, 2021.


Above: Blue-eyed Grass in UW Arboretum's Greene Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin (6/01/21).


Mary Vaux Walcott, Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium) illustration circa 1920.


Above: Mary Vaux Walcott, Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium) illustration circa 1920.


Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium) illustration  by P.J. Redouté circa 1805.


Above: Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium) illustration by P.J. Redouté circa 1805.


Blue-eyed Grass.

Blue-eyed Grass.

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