Sisyrinchium montanum

Common Names: Strict blue-eyed grass, American blue-eyed-grass
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Iris family

A herbaceous perennial plant that grows in clumps between 10 to 50 cm tall. Its stems have wings with entire to finely toothed margins. The leaves and stem are slender, 3 mm broad, green or brownish, with sharp edges and a fine point. The flowers are produced in a small cyme of two to five together emerging from a spathe, each flower about 2 cm diameter, with six purplish tepals with a yellowish base and yellow stamens. The fruit is a capsule 4.5 to 6 mm long, containing numerous small black seeds.

Found near cultivated areas and fields.

Primary Flower Color: Blue/Purple
Secondary Flower Color: Blue/Purple
Edible Notes: The grass-like leaves are reported to be edible, however there is little information available, and therefore not recommended.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.