Sisyrinchium montanum
(Rocky Mountain Blue-eyed-grass)
Family: Iridaceae (Iris)
     
Sisyrinchium montanum grows in moist grassy meadows. Flowers are blue-purple with a yellow center. Plants grow to a height of 20 inches.

Compare to Sisyrinchium pallidum, which is much less common. S pallidum has paler, slightly smaller flowers. The two species are sometimes found growing together.

Vegetation zone:  Plains, Foothills, Montane, Subalpine
Time of bloom:  May - July
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers