Sisyrinchium (Blue-eyed Grass, Yellow-eyed Grass, Golden-eyed Grass, Pale Yellow-eyed Grass)

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  • Common Name: Sisyrinchium (Blue-eyed Grass, Yellow-eyed Grass, Golden-eyed Grass, Pale Yellow-eyed Grass)
  • Latin Name: Sisyrinchium spp. esp. S. striatum
  • Family Name: Iridaceae
Despite some of its common names, Sisyrinchium isn't a grass at all, but a member of the Iris family, and most species within this genus grow from rhizomes, although some have fibrous roots.

All parts of Sisyrinchium contain cardiac glycosides which can adversely affect heart and gastrointestinal functions, so we do not advise feeding this plant to your tortoise (although if a small part is accidentally nibbled there is no cause for worry). 

Most species have either blue or yellow flowers, although some varieties have white flowers.  See also Blue-eyed Grass.
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