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Sonoran Desert Plants
Sisyrinchium demissum (Blue-eyed Grass)

Crater Range


Life Form: forb,perennial
Leaf Description: grasslike
Flower Color: violet to indigo to blue
Flowering Period: spring
Spines: spineless
Family: Iridaceae (iris family)
Abundance: uncommon
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2013. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 5. Monocots except grasses. Phytoneuron 2013-76, 1-59 page 45 (4.6 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Sisyrinchium demissum (opens in a new tab).






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