Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium sp)

Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium sp)

Wildflowers of Arkansas says "Individual species are very difficult to identify; 8 have been collected in Arkansas." If I had to take a guess, I'd say that this is Prairie Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium campestre), but that's just a guess. Mostly, I'll just enjoy this pretty little bright blue flower which isn't actually a grass, but a member of the iris family.

Additonal information on Sisyrinchium campestre:
USDA Plant Profile and Distribution Map
Missouri Flora


Common (European) Comfrey
(Symphytum officinale)



imac said...

Beauiful collection of photos also colours.

Anonymous said...

very beautiful colors

Anonymous said...

The grass with the blue flowers is very nice. I don't think I have ever seen it here where I live but at Aullwood farm it seems to me that there is some thing like it there growing along a creek bank.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is a timely post Marvin. I just planted some blue eyed grass 'Sisyrinchium angustifolium'.
I guess all plants are wild flowers brought into cultivated places. I like the looks of this one. I don't know a common name for it. It has thick leaves.

I also have a Comfrey. It is about to bloom now.

Dave said...

I'm ashamed to admit I didn't know there was more than one species! It's one of my favorites, too. Great photo.

Willard said...

Hi Marvin,

You are posting a lot of superb nature shots and I enjoy them very much! We have Blue Eyed Grass here, but I am not sure what variety.

Thanks for your comment on my blog about the elk. I think that you and Tom nailed it exactly!

Lana Gramlich said...

Oooh, so pretty!

Sandpiper said...

Beautiful pictures. We'll see the grasses in another month or so.

nina said...

I have this in my garden.
Last year it was wonderful--this year not flowering (yet).
I can't wait!

mon@rch said...

I remember the first time seeing Blue-eyed Grass! It was one of those plants that struck my interest in the flora of my area!