Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands
(a.k.a. Arizona blue-eyed grass)
Blue-eyed grass, despite its name, is not always blue. The name refers to a number of plants in the iris family, some of which are yellow. Blue-eyed grass has typical iris leaves, which are folded toward the base. The flower is large, with petals over 5/8 inch long. This plant lives on rocky slopes at upper elevations.
Species found in the Four Corners region include Sisyrinchium demissum (stiff blue-eyed grass), which is blue, and Sisyrinchium arizonicum (Arizona blue-eyed grass), which is yellow.
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