Idaho Blue-eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium idahoense

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Status

Red List

Description

Idaho blue eyed grass is a perennial tufted herb from a fibrous root; stems simple or sometimes branched, flat, winged and about 10 to 42 cm tall. The leaves are mostly basal with several blades. The flowers are pale blue to purple or deep violet-purple with 6 distinct petals

Habitat

These plants are n in moist meadows and on the edges of wetlands or stream banks, in a range of mid to lower elevations, but mostly in open meadows andmountainous forests . This species prefers subalpine climates and seasonally moist soils

Threats

Intensive livestock grazing
Destruction from cattle, horses and domestic animals
Invasive species
habitat lost to agriculture and urbanization

You Can Help!

learn more about this plant and its biology
Control and/or remove invasive plants and reduce soil disturbance to prevent Invasive plants from establishing

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