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Connecticut Plants
Stout Blue-eyed Grass (Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass)
Sisyrinchium angustifolium P. Mill.

Stout blue-eyed grass is probably the most common of the five species of blue-eyed grass found in Connecticut. The photo second photo below 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
Sisyrinchium angustifolium P. Mill.
Sisyrinchium angustifolium P. Mill.

Characteristics for identifying stout blue-eyed grass.

Sisyrinchium angustifolium P. Mill.