blue-eyed grass


Definition of blue-eyed grass

: any of a genus (Sisyrinchium) of New World herbs of the iris family having grasslike foliage and blue, yellow, or white flowers

Examples of blue-eyed grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are actually 9 species of blue-eyed grass that are found in Arkansas, and the species are hard to differentiate. Janet Carson, Arkansas Online, "Four new mystery plants revealed this week," 18 Apr. 2021 Grasses, such as purple needle grass or blue-eyed grass, can add texture and movement to your garden while providing seeds, shelter for insects and a good place for birds to forage. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, "Your bird feeder is canceled. Attract birds with these 13 native plants instead," 15 Apr. 2021 Northwest Plant Plant summer/fall-blooming bulbs like blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium), tiger flower (Tigridia pavonia), tiger lily (Lilium lancifolium), and pineapple lily (Eucomis spp.). Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Your Ultimate Spring Gardening To-Do List for March and April," 16 Mar. 2020 While keeping non-native plants in the garden intact, the group added such native plants as clasping coneflowers, Texas red star hibiscus, blue-eyed grass and Louisiana irises. Kendra Parks,, "Master gardeners celebrate the tricentennial and bring native plants back to New Orleans," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of blue-eyed grass

1783, in the meaning defined above

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“Blue-eyed grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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