Latin name: Sisyrinchium bellum S. Watson
Pronunciation: si-si-RINK-ee-um BEL-lum
Common name: Blue-eyed grass
Family: Iridaceae (Iris)
Habitat: Many plant communities including chaparral and coastal sage scrub near the coast and inland, growing to an elevation of about 3000'
Blooming period: March to May
Name derivations: 1) Sisyrinchium 2) bellum