Sisyrinchium montanum var. crebrum Fernald
Family: Iridaceae
mountain blue-eyed grass, strict blue-eyed grass
[Sisyrinchium bermudianum var. crebrum L.,  more...]
Etymology: Sisyrinchium: Greek sys for pig; rynchos for snout; referring to a pig grubbing the roots for food
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-20" tall forb, dark brown to bronze when dry; stems flat and obviously winged, largest to 1/8" wide, stout and unbranched
Leaves: narrow, almost as long and as wide as the stems
Flowers: blue violet, 6-parted, 3/4" - 1 1/4" wide, tepal bases yellow, tips notched with a sharp point; inflorescence of 1 cluster at the top of the stem, sheaths (spathes) green to bronze usually connected at the base, outer sheath 1 1/2"-3" long; blooms May-June
Fruits: small roundish, tan to dark brown or purplish capsule
Habitat: full sun; dry to moderate moisture; meadows; in sandy, loamy soil
Conservation Status: Native