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.