Annual Blueeyed-grass

Scientific Name - Sisyrinchium rosulatum Bickn.
Family - Iridaceae

Winter annual, often mistakened as goosegrass, with usual zigzag stems. Leaves flat, light green, all clustered at the base. Flowers pale purple to white with a rose-purple eye ring. Reproduces by seed. Found on moist sites in lawns, roadsides, and pastures. Occurs from North Carolina, south into central peninsula Florida and west into Texas and Arkansas. Native to South America. Several perennial species of Sisyrinchium, which generally resemble annual blueeyedgrass, also occur on turfgrass sites.