blue-eyed grass, common
Sisyrinchium rosulatum

Family Iridaceae
Lifecycle Annual
Features Annual grass-like plant in the iris (Iridaceae) family. Plant develops from a central axis forming a rosette. Leaves compressed and glabrous. Flowers are solitary with six petal, three anthers surrounding a single pistil. Flowers can be blue, white, or yellow-- but all have a darkened ring inside the flower petals. Seed pod are round, smooth, approximately 0.5 cm in diameter.
Description A winter annual weed in turfgrass. Common grass-like iris plant of managed turf along the coastal plain region. Primarily on sandy textured soils in turfgrass.
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Whole plant: Clumping, rosette growth habit of common blue-eyed grass.

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Whole plant

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Flower comparison: Flower color can vary between yellow, white, and blue. But all with a darkened inner ring.

Flower / Seed Head
Flower comparison

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Flower and leaves: Flattened leaves and solitary flowers.

Leaf
Flower and leaves

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Flower comparison: Blue and yellow flowered plants can exist together in close proximity.

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Flower comparison

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