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Photo courtesy of USFWS.

Blue-eyed grass

Scientific name
Sisyrinchium campestre
Plant Family
Plant Group
A white flower with 6 pointed petals which occurs in prairies and fields, especially in dry sandy sites. Called prairie blue eyed grass because it is more drought tolerant than other species of blue-eyed grass. You can distinguish this species by it having only one umbel of white flowers per stem. Iris family.
Identification Hints

A white flower with 6 pointed petals which occurs in prairies and fields, especially in dry sandy sites. Called prairie blue eyed grass because it is more drought tolerant than other species of blue-eyed grass. You can distinguish this species by it having only one umbel of white flowers per stem. Iris family.

Did You Know?

Near the center of the flowers, the petals are yellow. The flowers are popular with bees and flies and the seeds are sometimes eaten by prairie chickens, turkeys, and other wildlife.The fruits are small, greenish-brown, rounded capsules that split into three parts to release the small, dark-colored seeds.

States
AR, IA, IL, KS, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NE, NM, OK, SD, TX, WI