Wildflowers forum: Blue eye grass (Sisyrinchium) question

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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Apr 9, 2015 12:32 PM CST
Eastern blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium atlanticum)

Found one of these plants growing in mowed area, probably stepped on quite a bit lately. Is this native something one would put in a flower bed, or is it too spready? TIA!
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porkpal
Apr 9, 2015 5:31 PM CST
I've never tried to plant it in a flower bed, but our wild Blue Eyed grass seems to be quite mannerly and self contained.
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Apr 9, 2015 5:46 PM CST
Here, too.
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 9, 2015 7:50 PM CST
Ditto that.

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Name: josephine
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Apr 10, 2015 7:18 PM CST

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Blue-eyed grass is of the iris family and being so tiny it wouldn't spread very much Smiling
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Apr 11, 2015 9:02 AM CST
TY for the inputs! It looks like this plant is making seeds. I'm wondering how I would be able to tell when weeding, which sprouts would be BEG, or some other grass? As long as that's the only way it spreads, I don't mind pulling excess volunteer of plants that make seeds that I really like, but getting into one with unrecognizable sprouts isn't something I've done. But I guess if I can tell the diff between Tradescantia, Poa annua, Lycoris leaves & others that I deal with (as either wanted or not,) I'd probably learn to notice BEG sprouts too? Do you find that happens once you have & observe this in a tended spot? If it's not in a bed, I think it would get mowed too often to enjoy the little flowers. The plant I spotted looks like its' buds escaped the mower because the plant had been stepped on repeatedly, rendering it almost completely flat.

I'd love to see any pics folks would like to share of this plant "in action" in your yard/garden. :)
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 11, 2015 11:05 AM CST
Tiffany, I quickly learned to spot the seedlings. Mine aren't blooming yet -- at least not that I have noticed. Mine are wildflowers but I did dig some up & put them in an area by some hedges - said area having been taken over by my latest pot ghetto. Hilarious!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 11, 2015 7:23 PM CST
Ha-ha! Mine *are* blooming now. I just spotted them today, well, one of the 2 kinds I have.



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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Apr 13, 2015 8:31 AM CST
TYVM! Such a cute little flower!
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