Sisyrinchium albidum

Common name: Eastern Blue-Eyed Grass

Native plant

Blue-eyed grass is not a grass at all, but is in the Iris Family. This dainty plant grows 6 to 8 inches tall and the leaves are long, narrow blades. The small blue flowers are borne near the top of the plant on slender stalks. Can form neat grass-like clumps. Blooms May-June.

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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not to Wet Not to Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period

Spring

Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils, Harsh Exposure Tolerant, Road-side/Salt Tolerant

Habitat

Prairie Grasslands, Sandy Soils, Savannas

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

Growth rate

Fast

Flower color

Blue

Fall color

Yellow

Size

Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
10 Inches
Max height
2 Feet
Max width
1 Feet

Additional information

Pollinator hot spot

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