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Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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NASH'S BLUE-EYED GRASS
A common wildflower of sandhills and open hammocks throughout nearly all of Florida. The range extends through the southeastern coastal states from Louisiana into Virginia, plus Tennessee.
The flowers of Nash's blue-eyed grass are similar to most of the other Sisyrinchium species. The six tepals are blue, varying from light blue to light purple and having a yellow base and a pointed tip (arisate). The basal tufts are not pobust in S. nashii and the spathes have a purplish tinge.