Herbs and Other Plant Species of the World's Boreal Forests

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Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Blue-eyed Grass
Iridaceae (Iris Family)

A delicate herb with grass-like leaves, growing to a height of 10 - 50 cm.

Blue-eyed Grass Description

Distinguishing Features - Leaves: 5 - 50 cm long; basal, linear. Flowers: blue or deep blue-violet with yellow centres, 1 - 3.8 cm wide, with 6 petal-like segments, finely pointed on an otherwise blunt or notched tip.


Widespread; in moist places, open meadows; lowlands and mountains.


The Common Blue-eyed Grass Sisyrinchium montanum is also a widespread species, only with slightly wider leaves, and unbranched stalks.

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