Blue-eyed Grass (Blue Eye Grass, Blue Eyed Grass, Yellow-eyed Grass, Pale Yellow-eyed Grass, American Blue-eyed Grass)

 Do not Feed
  • Common Name: Blue-eyed Grass (Blue Eye Grass, Blue Eyed Grass, Yellow-eyed Grass, Pale Yellow-eyed Grass, American Blue-eyed Grass)
  • Latin Name: Sisyrinchium spp. esp. S. bermudiana; S. californicum; S. montanum, S. striatum
  • Family Name: Iridaceae
Despite its common names, this plant 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 Blue-eyed Grass 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 Sisyrinchium.
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