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Little Purple Wild flowers! Anybody know its name?

Saturday, 17 Apr 10 Overcast 24°C / 75°F

We have this little purple wildflower popping up all over our yard. I’ve seen them along the streets and in the fields my whole life, but have never thought to chase down the name. I figured it would be easy considering how pervasive they are, but I couldn’t find one like them at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Google purple wildflower doesn’t show much either. The closest I’ve come so far is one that has the same coloring but pointed petals and a more prominent pistol.

I love these flowers. We delay mowing our yard as long as possible. One reason is pure laziness, mowing is yucky work! The other reason is cause we love the wildflowers. Many are considered weeds but I don’t care. Our yard is covered in little yellow flowers, white ones, and these purple ones. I feel sad for the neighbors who have had a lawn service mowing their yard since the first sign of green. Can’t they see what they are missing?

Anybody know this baby’s name?

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Wildflower: Blue-eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium langloisii

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Comments

  • HollyBee

    HollyBee wrote:

    I hope you find out what they’re called … they’re so pretty!

    Posted on 18 Apr 10 (over 4 years ago)

  • cristyn

    cristyn wrote:

    My mother in law, who is visiting from the Fortworth TX area, says it looks like blue eyed grass to her.

    Posted on 18 Apr 10 (over 4 years ago)

  • Om

    Om wrote:

    Yeah, try looking up blue eyed grass to see if it is close.

    Posted on 18 Apr 10 (over 4 years ago)

  • SerenDippity

    SerenDippity wrote:

    O.K. You win. Here is a website that has a photo of them and actually sells the seeds!! But to me they look purple or lavender if you want to get more specific. I searched on purple wildflowers.

    Posted on 18 Apr 10 (over 4 years ago)

  • flowerweaver

    flowerweaver wrote:

    The most common Blue-eyed Grass in Texas is Sisyrinchium ensigerum also known as Swordleaf Blue-eyed Grass. We have a lot of them blooming right now, too. They are in the Iris family, and don’t open until the sun comes out.

    Posted on 18 Apr 10 (over 4 years ago)

  • moore2

    moore2 wrote:

    Hi Here in Ohio we call them forget me nots

    Posted on 23 Apr 10 (over 4 years ago)

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