OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Xyris jupicai   FAMILY Xyridaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xyris jupicai   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Xyris jupicai

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 035-01-015:
Xyris jupicai   FAMILY Xyridaceae

INCLUDING (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Xyris caroliniana

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Xyris communis

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Xyris elata

 

COMMON NAME:
Richard's Yellow-eyed-grass


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image of Xyris jupicai, Richard's Yellow-eyed-grass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_xyco5_001_lvd

        

image of Xyris jupicai, Richard's Yellow-eyed-grass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_xyel3_001_lvd

        

image of Xyris jupicai, Richard's Yellow-eyed-grass

JK Marlow    jkm0509b_27

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Scape 20-60cm long, flattened and strongly 2-ribbed above, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Xyris jupicai, Richard's Yellow-eyed-grass

JK Marlow    jkm0509b_30

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Spike ellipsoid to ellipsoid-cylindrical, 8-15(25)mm long, 6-10mm broad, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Xyris jupicai   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xyris jupicai   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Xyris jupicai

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 035-01-015:
Xyris jupicai   FAMILY Xyridaceae

INCLUDING (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Xyris caroliniana

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Xyris communis

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Xyris elata

 

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1974

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Habitat: Acid wetlands, ditches, various wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (crowded and appearing basal)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
3 sepals
3 petals
3 stamens, 3 fimbriate staminodia
Superior ovary

Inflorescence a compact, terminal, capitate spike

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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