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Plant society picks Blue-eyed Grass for Kansas wildflower of the year

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Friday, March 21, 2014, at 8:47 a.m.

The Blue-eyed Grass has been selected by the Kansas Native Plant Society as the 2014 wildflower of the year.

Each spring, the society names a new plant that is honored and promoted throughout the year. In an e-mail to The Eagle, Jeff Hansen, webmaster for the society, wrote that the wildflower also helps raise awareness to Kansas’ native plants.

The Kansas Native Plant Society has been naming a wildflower each year since 1998. Plants selected in past years include: the Little Bluestem, the Leadplant, the Yellow Prairie Coneflower; Catclaw Sensitive Briar, Prairie Larkspur and the Purple Poppy Mallow.

The Blue-eyed Grass is a member of the iris family and is generally known for its white and blue flowers.

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