Thursday, June 10, 2010

Blue-Eyed Grass Surprise

Blue-eyed Grass, Sisyrinchium idahoense

I am always thrilled when I find a wildflower I've never seen before.
This is one of those flowers!

It's beautiful blue leaves and vivid yellow center caught my eye ... but I had to look it up in my trusty "Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast" (Jim Pojar & Andy MacKinnon) to know exactly what kind of flower it was.


  1. Breathtaking! It is exciting to see a species of flower or bird for the first time.

  2. Wow, that's stunning. I don't know that one, either.

    There are only a couple of places in Astoria that actually slide :)

  3. Wow, Sissy! What a beautiful beautiful flower. And it is a native type of GRASS? How amazing--next time I come, if it's still in bloom, I want to see it!!!

    This beautiful blue flower fills my eyes. Just fills my eyes...I'm in awe.

  4. Natures paint palette is so vivid and bold. What a beauty and you captured it perfectly, Clytie.

  5. Boy-oh-boy! What a vividly wonderful photo!

    Thanks for your visit today about our dear Duncan.

  6. excellent find! it's really gorgeous. those colors are beautiful!