blue-eyed grass


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blue-eyed grass

 (blo͞o′īd′)
n.
Any of various perennial herbs of the genus Sisyrinchium native to the Americas, having grasslike leaves and small blue, white, or yellow flowers.

blue-eyed grass

n
(Plants) any of various mainly North American iridaceous marsh plants of the genus Sisyrinchium that have grasslike leaves and small flat starlike blue flowers

blue′-eyed` grass′


n.
any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Sisyrinchium, of the iris family, having grasslike leaves and small, usu. blue flowers.
[1775–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blue-eyed grass - plant with grasslike foliage and delicate blue flowersblue-eyed grass - plant with grasslike foliage and delicate blue flowers
iridaceous plant - any bulbous plant of the family Iridaceae
genus Sisyrinchium, Sisyrinchium - chiefly North American grasslike herbs
References in classic literature ?
A blue-eyed grass looked down on the worm, As it silently turned away, And cried, "Thou wilt harm our delicate leaves, And therefore thou canst not stay.
Some blue-eyed grass flowers greet Janet Abrahamson.
As we entered the marsh, we were greeted by a host of bright colors: orange jewelweed, groundnuts blooming in purple, white turtlehead, blue-eyed grass and dozens of shades of green from the trees and vines lining the boardwalk One sharp-eyed member of the group spotted a black rat snake moving just off the trail.
Wild strawberry, mullein, black-eyed Susan, yellow loosestrife, bullhead lily, milkweed, Queen Anne's lace, blue-eyed grass, Asiatic day flower, hawkweed, heal-all, spotted wintergreen, skullcap, blue flag, and touch-me-not are about to blossom all around us.
Heather Hare (via email) Hi Heather, Yes, I think this is Sisyrinchium striatum, commonly known as blue-eyed grass.