--Blue-Eyed Grass

T.J. Martin

Bridgton, United States

  • Available
  • Artist
  • Comments 92

Artist's Description

Taken May,22, 2010 – Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Canon Rebel XSi with Canon 100mm Macro Lens
Viewed 1221Times as of July 19, 2013

Featured In: Around The World
Wildflowers of North America
High Quality Images
One Single Flower Group

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.

Artwork Comments

  • Ken Thomas Photography
  • T.J. Martin
  • Vickie Emms
  • T.J. Martin
  • jules572
  • T.J. Martin
  • Melody Ricketts
  • T.J. Martin
  • Ellen Cotton
  • T.J. Martin
  • Vicki Pelham
  • T.J. Martin
  • jeanlphotos
  • T.J. Martin
  • DonDavisUK
  • T.J. Martin
  • Ray Clarke
  • T.J. Martin
  • Christine Oakley
  • T.J. Martin
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.