Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Blue-eyed Grass: Tiny Summer Prairie Wildflower

You might have to look carefully to see Blue-eyed Grass at your feet. These tiny purplish flowers bloom well in the midst of taller grasses, and as the stalks of Blue-eyed Grass look like, well, grass, they will be well disguised.

Blue-eyed Grass. Copyright © Shelley Banks, all rights reserved
Blue-eyed Grass, with seed pods. Usually upright, this stalk had fallen or been bent over.  © SB

Once I started looking last week, I found many Blue-eyed Grass flowers, and even more swaying stalks, with multiple seed pods.

Delightful, though too small for more than an instant of joy while searching moist or sandy Prairie areas. (The ones I found were along a train track and in a ditch.)

Prairie Wildflower: Blue-eyed Grass
Location: Muenster, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo Dates: July 6, 2015. 



  1. I love coming unexpectedly on this beautiful little flower. I'm heading out to Buffalo Pound on the weekend and hopefully I'll find 1 blooming in the hills.

    1. Thanks so much! I hope you find many flowers on the hills.

  2. One of my favourites. Though I've only seen it bloom in one location. I will have to expand my search.

    1. They are fun to see - a surprise in the other grasses.


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