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Blue-eyed grass

Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Genus: Sisyrichium


California blue-eyed grass (Sisyrichium bellum)

Jasper Ridge

Blue eyed grass

blue-eyed grass

Sisyrinchium bellum

Jasper Ridge
with David and Syler
April 23, 2017
Canon rebel T5i


san bruno
California blue-eyed grass (Sisyrichium bellum)
San Bruno Mountain
With Nature Through Photography class
April 15, 2018
Canon 5Dmark2
Olympus Tough TG-5


Almost every aspect of this plants name seems to be anomalous.
1) The flower is purple, not blue.
2) The eye is yellow, not blue.
3) It is an iris, not a grass.
4) The genus (though this etymology is controversial), may refer to pig-nose.
5) But, yes, the California species is pretty - bellum.

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Modified: April 17, 2018
Created: April 4, 2014 (from lomatium.html)
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