Looking for a splash of color during the spring to summer transition? Consider the Blue-eyed Grasses (Sisyrinchium species)! What they lack in size they certainly make up for in beauty and tenacity. If you have a well drained site in your yard that receives lots of sun, these are the plants for you. Despite their common name, the Blue-eyed Grasses are not grasses at all but rather members of the Iris family. They handle competition quite well and readily spread via underground rhizomes. A large patch of these little plants is truly a sight to behold, especially if you are a bee. Pollinators readily take to the flowers, which is nice considering that most Sisyrinchium species bloom and provide pollen and nectar to our winged friends before some of the larger summer flowers really get going.