Olsynium
purple-eyed grass, grass-widow
1 species
2 subspecies and varieties
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Olsynium douglasiigrass-widow, purple-eyed grass
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Washington, but more common east of the Cascades crest; British Columbia south to California, east to Idaho, Nevada, and Utah.
Habitat: Coastal bluffs, prairies, open rocky areas, oak and ponderosa pine woodlands, sagebrush and juniper desert, where moist in early spring.
Origin: Native
Flowers: March-June
var. douglasii – grass widows
var. inflatum – purple-eyed grass, grass widows