Common Blue-eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium montanum

Common Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium montanum) Other common names: Little Blue-eyed Grass, Little Common Blue-eyed Grass, Montane Blue-eyed Grass

Family: Iris Family (Iridaceae)

Group: Blue-eyed Grasses

Similar species:
  •   White Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium albidum) - has white flowers.

  •   Slender Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium mucronatum) - very similar, stem skinny.

  •   Stout Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium) - different bracts.

Flowers: Summer;  Blue/Violet;  6 parts (petals)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 332    Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 326    ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario: 69   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: montanum: of mountains

For more information visit: Ontario Wildflowers

Photographs: 95 photographs available, of which 7 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Common Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium montanum) flowers

Common Blue-eyed Grass flowers.

Common Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium montanum) plant

Common Blue-eyed Grass plants are fairly small.

Common Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium montanum) flower

Common Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium montanum) plants

Common Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium montanum) flowers

A nice bunch of Common Blue-eyed Grass flowers.

Common Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium montanum) flower and seed pods

A flower and seed pods.

Common Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium montanum) seed pods

Common Blue-eyed Grass seed pods.

Range map for Common Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium montanum)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

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