Blue-eyed grass (24)
Sisyrinchium montanum Greene
Prairie, Aspen, Parkland, Boreal Forest, Montane, Sub-alpine
Along the edge of the river I found this dainty violet colour flower. It has 6 notched and awned petals. It grows from 19 to 30mm tall and can have up to 5 flowers per stem. The leaves are grass like, very narrow with transparent margins at the base. It loves to grow out of old dead leaves or decaying plant matter.
There are 50 to 60 species of of Sisyrinchium in North and South America including the West Indies.