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Blue-Eyed Grass - Single Blossom-- by T.J. Martin
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Taken May 22, 2010 – Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Canon Rebel XSi with Canon 100mm Macro Lens
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Sisyrinchium angustifolium P. Mill.
Narrowleaf blue-eyed grass, Narrow-leaf blue-eyed-grass, Bermuda blue-eyed grass, Blue-eyed grass
Iridaceae (Iris Family)
Synonyms: Sisyrinchium bermudiana, Sisyrinchium graminoides
USDA Symbol: sian3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.

The numerous, narrow, light-green leaves of this perennial form dense, tufted clumps which steadily grow with new foliage during the season. The flattened, leaf-like flowering stems may be up to 18 in. long and bear light-blue, star-shaped flowers a few inches above the leaves. Height is 1-1 1/2 ft. Several delicate, blue or deep blue-violet flowers with yellow centers in 2 broad bracts top a flat stem, generally only 1 flower at a time in bloom; stems taller than the clusters of narrow, sword-shaped leaves near base.

Although the plant is small and has grass-like leaves, the flowers have all the features of the Iris family. The various species are all much alike and separation is based on such characteristics as branching pattern and leaf length. Common Blue-eyed Grass (S. montanum) is also a widespread species, with slightly wider leaves, over 1/4 (6 mm), and unbranched stalks.

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  • budrfli
    budrfliover 4 years ago

    exquisite!

  • Hello Sandy: Thanks for the very nice compliment on this photograph. I’m glad that you like this image and have added it to your list of favorites. Thanks once again.

    – T.J. Martin

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture!!

  • Hi Blair: Thanks so much for the compliment. Much appreciated.

    – T.J. Martin

  • Maryann3
    Maryann3over 4 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • Hello Maryann: Very nice to hear from you again. Thanks for your kind comment on this image.

    – T.J. Martin

  • Evita
    Evitaover 4 years ago

    ♥ Beautiful capture !!! ♥

  • Hello Evita -- Thanks so much.

    – T.J. Martin

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 4 years ago

    beautiful composition of a beautiful little flower rural-guy!

  • Hello Vickie: I agree - It truly is a beautiful little flower. Thank you for the nice compliment on the composition. Much appreciated.

    – T.J. Martin

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Ray . . .

    – T.J. Martin

  • T-Pot
    T-Potover 4 years ago

  • Greetings Tenille: Great News!! Just read that my “Blue-Eyed Grass – Single Blossom” was chosen to be featured in A Beautiful Blur. Such a nice surprise. Many thanks to the hosts and members of the group for the very nice compliment.

    – T.J. Martin

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellabout 4 years ago

    7-7-10

    CONGRATULATIONS!
    FEATURE MARATHON PAGE

  • Hi Pat: Thanks once again for the very good news!! I’m so pleased to hear that my “Blue-Eyed Grass — Single Blossom” was chosen to be featured in #1 Artists of RedBubble. Thank you to the hosts and members of the group for the very nice compliment.

    – T.J. Martin

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 4 years ago

  • Hi Vickie: Very pleased to see that my “Blue-Eyed Grass – Single Blossom-” has been chosen to be featured in Wildflowers of North America. Thanks so much to the hosts and members of the group for the very kind compliment.

    – T.J. Martin

  • wolfepaw
    wolfepawalmost 4 years ago

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