OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 17 taxa in the family Xyridaceae, Yellow-eyed Grass family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Giant Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Xyris fimbriata   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris fimbriata   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris fimbriata 035-01-001   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Look for it in mucky or sandy soils of upland depression ponds, also along sandhill streams, impoundments & in deep muck of sandhills seepage slopes often just below the zone occupied by Xyris chapmanii

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pineland yellow-eyed-grass, Carolina yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Xyris caroliniana   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris caroliniana   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris caroliniana 035-01-002   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Look for it in dry to moist flatwoods, moist savannas, scrub oak sandhills

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Small's Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Xyris smalliana   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris smalliana   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris smalliana 035-01-003   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Look for it in pond margins, ditches

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Slender Yellow-eyed-grass, Mountain Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Xyris torta   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris torta   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris torta 035-01-004   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Look for it in mountain bogs, marshes, ditches

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain, rare in SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bog Yellow-eyed-grass, Coastal Plain Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Xyris ambigua   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris ambigua   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris ambigua 035-01-005   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Look for it in wet savannas and flatwoods, pinelands, edges of depression ponds

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pineland Yellow-eyed-grass, Strict Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Xyris stricta   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris stricta   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Look for it in depression ponds, depression meadows, borrow pits, ultisol savannas and ditches

Uncommon in GA & SC, rare in NC (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Shortleaf yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Xyris brevifolia   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris brevifolia   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris brevifolia 035-01-006   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Look for it in wet sands of pinelands, esp seasonally wet, open, white sands of spodosol longleaf pine flatwoods (Leon series soils), margins of Carolina bay sandrims

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Baldwin's Yellow-eyed-grass, Grassleaf yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Xyris baldwiniana   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris baldwiniana   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris baldwiniana 035-01-008   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Look for it in wet savannas, seepage bogs, sandhill seeps, wet savanna ecotones

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Elliott's Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Xyris elliottii   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris elliottii   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris elliottii 035-01-009   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Look for it on margins of drawdown zones of clay-based Carolina bays, limesinks and flatwoods swales, wet savannas

Uncommon

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Bulbous Yellow-eyed-grass, Tall Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Xyris platylepis   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris platylepis   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris platylepis 035-01-011   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Look for it in sandhill seeps, savannas, ditches, rarely inland in acid seepage over rock

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Chapman's Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Xyris chapmanii   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Xyris scabrifolia   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Look for it in sandhill seepage bogs in areas of copious lateral seepage in deep muck soils

Rare in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Roughleaf Yellow-eyed-grass, Scabrous-leaved Xyris, Harper's Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Xyris scabrifolia   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Xyris scabrifolia   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Look for it in sandhill seepage bogs and wet pine savannas

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Curtiss's yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Xyris curtissii   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris difformis var. curtissii   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris curtissii 035-01-012   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Look for it in savannas

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Acid Swamp Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Xyris serotina   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris serotina   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris serotina 035-01-013   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Look for it in depression meadows, ultisol savannas (Lynchburg/Rains complex of Eulonia/Oketee), ditches

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Flatstem Yellow-eyed-grass, Bog Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Xyris difformis   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris difformis var. difformis   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris difformis 035-01-014   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Look for it in savannas, roadside ditches, pond margins, other wet habitats

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Florida Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Xyris floridana   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris difformis var. floridana   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Look for it in savannas, wet pine flatwoods, ditches

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Richard's Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Xyris jupicai   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris jupicai   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris jupicai 035-01-015   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Look for it in ditches, various wet habitats

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia (at least some populations are)

 


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