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Blue-eyed Grass

Botanical Name: Sisyrinchium montanum

En français: Herbe aux yeux bleu

Blue-Eyed Grass Sisyrinchium montanum can be a shy retiring plant at times. They are small perennials only 10-30 cm tall (4-12”), with narrow leaves to 3mm wide (1/8”). They start opening their eyes in early June and continue to look around all through June.

They often in places with little competition from other plants. Blue-eyed Grass has been used for medicinal purposes.

Aboriginal Peoples Uses: Roots can be used to make tea to treat diarrhea. Entire plant can also be used to make tea to cure stomach ailments and rid the body of intestinal worms. Teas used to treat menstrual disorders, and have also been used as laxatives and birth control.

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Medicinal, Native to Eastern Canada

Its natural habitat: Meadows, well lit borders.

Caring for Blue-eyed Grass

It is a plant that loves full sun and medium to moist soil. It does well in sandy soil with reasonable moisture.

A few plants you may end up with a thriving colony of them in 4 or 5 years.

Companion plant suggestions include Pussy Toes, Three Flowered Avens, Purple Prairie Clover, Upland White Aster, June Grass and Side Oats Grama Grass.

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Blue-eyed Grass


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