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Stout Blue-eyed Grass (Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass)
Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Stout blue-eyed grass is probably the most common of six species of blue-eyed grass found in Connecticut. The photo below right shows some of the distinguishing features for stout blue-eyed grass. Incidentally, don't rely on the name narrowleaf blue-eyed grass; this species, in fact, has the widest leaves of any blue-eyed grass in the state.

• Family: Iris (Iridaceae)
• Habitat: meadows, shores
• Height: 4-20 inches
• Flower size: 1/2 inch across
• Flower color: blue
• Flowering time: May to July
• Origin: native

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Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Characteristics for identifying stout blue-eyed grass.
Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.