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 In other areas, American blue-eyed grass offers up an arresting display of color. Katherine Kornei, Discover Magazine, 7 May 2018 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, 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, 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, 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,, 24 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1783, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blue-eyed grass was in 1783

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“Blue-eyed grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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