Blue-eyed Grass

Another prairie wildflower now growing on the Missouri prairie, the Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium campestre), a member of the Iris family. Although this grass can grow to 2-feet tall, the ones I’ve been finding were closer to 12-inches. The flowers are small, blue 6-pointed stars, variable in size, but most are quite small (maybe 1/2 inch in diameter). Here are a couple of images captured on the nearby natural prairie:

Blue-eyed Prairie Grass wildflower

Blue-eyed Prairie Grass wildflower

More spring, prairie wildflowers to come!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod, with Graf Studioball ballhead
  • ISO 500 (all photos)
  • Aperture f/8 (top photo) and f/3.5 (bottom photo)
  • Shutter 1/320 sec. (top photo) and 1/1000 sec. (bottom photo)



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