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Sisyrinchium idahoense E.P. Bicknell
Idaho blue-eyed grass
USDA Symbol: SIID
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Several delicate, blue or deep blue-violet flowers in 2 broad bracts top a flat stem, generally only 1 flower at a time in bloom; stems taller than the clusters of narrow, sword-shaped leaves near base.
One of the most perplexing groups of plants, with many, often intergrading, variants named as species.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
, WY Native Distribution:
Throughout. Native Habitat:
Moist places (at least early in the season), generally in the open, from lowlands well into the mountains.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FACW || OBL || FACW |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff