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       Oklahoma Wildflowers serves as an introduction to The Wonderful World of Oklahoma Wildflowers with a linked list to the site which which has general plant information and images useful for identification and educational purposes.
        Since space is limited here I will add photos and information about plants blooming during the current month. For more detailed information and images go to the linked address. Unless noted, all photos were taken in Oklahoma
        For detailed information on using the Wonderful World of Oklahoma Wildflowers scroll to the end of this page or click on a flower common name on the list.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Blue Eyed Grass

Blue Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium campestre)

        Found growing in the central United States, Blue Eyed Grass is not a grass plant but is in the Iris family. Prior to blooming the S. campestre superficially resembles other grasses.
        The one half inch blue to purple flowers with bright yellow centers, grow on plants to a foot tall and appear to have six petals. When closely examined three of the six "petals" are not true petals but sepals (modified leaves).
        Blooming for a short time, in April and May, the Blue Eyed Grass grows in a variety of habitats and is found growing in fields, meadows, and prairies, sunny and shady areas, sometimes in mass, forming large patches of blue to purple colored flowers.

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