Olsynium
purple-eyed grass, grass-widow
1 species
2 subspecies and varieties
Show only taxa with photos
Order by:
Scientific name
Common name
Display as:
Olsynium douglasiigrass-widow, purple-eyed grass-wido
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington, but more widespread east of the crest; British Columbia 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
Growth Duration: perennial
var. douglasii – purple-eyed grass-widow
var. inflatum – grass-widow, purple-eyed grass-widow