Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1974

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia (at least some populations are)
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Look for it in ditches, various wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

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

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 (1968) 035-01-015:
Xyris jupicai   FAMILY Xyridaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Xyris communis

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Xyris elata

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow-eyed Grass


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image of Xyris jupicai

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

        

image of Xyris jupicai

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

        

image of Xyris jupicai

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

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.