Sisyrinchium atlanticum
eastern blue-eyed grass

Sisyrinchium atlanticum
Sisyrinchium atlanticum
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Botanical name: Sisyrinchium atlanticum
Common name: eastern blue-eyed grass
Group: monocot
Family: iridaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: to 23"
Foliage: stems not winged, leaves upto 1/8" wide;outer bracts 1/2-3/4"; fused at base 1/8"; grass like leaves
Flower: blue, occasionally white, petals notched or truncate
Flowering time: May to July
Habitat: fields, meadows, open woods, marshes
Range in New Jersey: statewide
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc.: Several species of Sisyrinchium can be difficult to tell apart. Sisyrinchium angustifolium is not as heavily branched and the stems are wider, and flattened (winged.)