Sisyrinchium angustifolium blue-eyed grass Iridaceae SIAN; Bx, pb; Q, cu, j, wl; R, c, e, h, t, wp;

 

Sisyrinchium.angustifolium

Sisyrinchium.angustifolium.M. B. Gargiullo (2009).

Sisyrinchium angustifolium is a perennial, monocotyledon herb, 15-50 cm tall; stems clumped, flat, broadly winged, 0.3-0.4 cm wide, individual wings wider than center of stem, flowering stems branching from leaf-like bracts 2-4 cm long in middle of stem, bracts stalked. 

Leaves all basal, flat, linear, 0.2-0.6 cm wide. 

Flowers radially symmetrical, pale-medium blue, petals and sepals the same, 0.7-1 cm long, 3 each; blooming June-July. 

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Sisyrinchium angustifolium.MBGargiullo.2014

Fruit becoming dry blackish, round capsules, 0.4-0.6 cm wide, fruiting stems usually prostrate dropping seeds around edges of parent plant. 

Wetland status: FACW-. 

Frequency in NYC: Infrequent. 

Origin: Native. Moist to wet. 

Habitat: Open ground. Wet meadows.