Blue-Eyed Grass - 9,000'
This lovely little flower stops me in my tracks. If you are not paying attention, you could walk through the grass and not notice it - unless it has a great year. Blades of grass-like leaves produce this beautiful little flower in deep blue/purple with a bright yellow eye. Grows in the Montane in moist meadows or next to water. Grows only to 20". Not really a grass, Sysyrinchium means "Iris Like", just in the miniature. A great beauty - in a small package. In the Iris family.