Photo at right by Stan Shebs.
This grass-like perennial is in the Iris family.
From the clumps of grass-like foliage sprout bright yellow flowers with six petals and noteworthy veins.
They bloom throughout the entire summer, opening wide in the morning but tucking in for a siesta during the hot afternoon sun.
Golden-Eyed Grass likes moisture in the early spring and cannot survive drought conditions.
Found in wetlands at low elevations from southern Vancouver Island to California, USDA 8-10.