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Narrowleaf Blue-Eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium angustifolium

A patch of Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass is a treat for a bee. Spreading by underground rhizomes, it prefers well-drained soil.

USDA symbol: SIAN3

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height6 to 12 inches
Light ExposureSun, Part Sun
Soil MoistureMedium, Wet
Bloom ColorBlue
Narrowleaf Blue-Eyed Grass (Narrowleaf Blue-Eyed Grass<div><em class="small">Sisyrinchium angustifolium</em></div>)
Photo credit: CC Agnieszka Kwiecień (Click to enlarge)


Flooding / Inundation ToleranceModerate
General Resilience5
Salt ToleranceNone
Stress ToleranceFire Tolerant

Pollinator Value: High

Bloom MonthsApril to May
Pollinator BenefitInsect Pollinated, Provides Nectar, Supports Generalists

Project Planning

Project TypeRain Garden, Restoration
Coefficient of Conservatism3
Herbivore SensitivityLow
Rate of SpreadSlow
Soil StabilizationShallow
Vegetative ReproductionAbsent


CountySt. Louis
EcoregionDriftless Area, Lake Agassiz Plain, North Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Lakes and Forests, Northern Minnesota Wetlands, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest, Prairie Parkland, Tallgrass Aspen Parklands