Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Plant of the Week

Blue-eyed grass
Sisyrinchium campestre Bickn.
other common names: prairie blue-eyed grass
Sisyrinchium: a name once used for another plant and later transferred to this genus
Campestre: from Latin campestre, meaning “of the fields”
Iris family: Iridaceae

Photograph by Thomas Rosburg, Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest, Second Edition

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