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Blue-eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium bermudiana

Plant Data

Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Iridaceae (Iris)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Distinctive and striking star-like flowers with 6 pale blue petals and a yellow centre, up to 2cm across. The flowers are short-lived. This is Bermuda's national flower.
Fruit:
Brown globular capsules, up to 4mm across. The capsules contain black, round seeds. The fruiting stems are pendulous.
Leaves:
Iris-like leaves. Linear and growing straight out of the ground, almost like grass.
Maximum Size:
50cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Poisonous.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Bermudiana, Little Blue Iris.
Habitats:
Beaches, grassland, lawns, meadows, rocks, sand dunes, seaside, woodland.