Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database

Sisyrinchium bellum (Western Blue-Eyed Grass)



 Plantae – Plants


 Tracheobionta – Vascular plants


 Spermatophyta – Seed plants


 Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants


 Liliopsida – Monocotyledons






 Iridaceae – Iris family


 Sisyrinchium L. – Blue-Eyed Grass


 Sisyrinchium bellum S. Watson – Western Blue-Eyed Grass

What a treat it is to have the grass sprout attractive blue to purple blooms!

Blue-Eyed-Grass has star shaped flowers with yellow centers that appear from early spring to mid-summer.

They are native to the Pacific northwest and coastal California but can be found throughout the western states in moist marshy meadows and grasslands, USDA zones 3-9.

The flower stems can be from 4” to 16” tall with the linear leaf blades being slightly shorter in stature.

Blue-Eyed-Grass requires a moist situation in part to full sun.

We discovered a lovely scattering of these plants near the edge of the pond just east of the Coffin Butte Landfill near Corvallis, Oregon.

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