Useful and Edible Plants of California / Blue eyed grass (Siscyrinchium iridaceae)
Found in open fields.
Small, beautiful spring flower (Iris family).
No utilitarian uses / NOT edible for human consumption.
White-crowned sparrows enjoy eating the seeds and flowers. The word "sisyrinchium" comes from the words "pig" and "snout", since swine were said to be fond of digging up the woody roots.