Sisyrinchium idahoensis (Idaho Blue-eyed Grass)


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Plant Description: a small clump forming herbaceous perennial. Being part of the iris family, the yellow-green leaves are narrow, flat, and basal. Flowers are showy and dainty, forming at the top of unbranched stems and taller than the foliage. The 6 bluish-purple pointed tepals with dark veination are surrounded by a bright yellow center of stamen. Fruit is an ovoid pod with dark brown seeds. 

  • Height: 6-16"
  • Width: 6-12"
  • Watering needs: Moist to wet soil
  • Sun needs: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil needs: Grows in wet meadow environment, likes moist but well-drained soil.
  • Bloom Time: April-June
  • Portland Plant List (Backyard Habitat Certification): Yes

Landscape Use and Ecological Function: grows in much of the Western United States in wet meadows, open woodlands, and edges of wetlands from sea level to 7200 ft.

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