OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Xyris ambigua   FAMILY Xyridaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xyris ambigua   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 035-01-005:
Xyris ambigua   FAMILY Xyridaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bog Yellow-eyed-grass, Coastal Plain Yellow-eyed-grass


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image of Xyris ambigua, Bog Yellow-eyed-grass, Coastal Plain Yellow-eyed-grass

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmxambigua_echawswale1

Month Unknown    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Petals obovate, 6-7mm long, opening early morning, usually closing by mid-day, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Xyris ambigua, Bog Yellow-eyed-grass, Coastal Plain Yellow-eyed-grass

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmxambigua_echawswale2

Month Unknown    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Plants large, usually greater than 30cm tall; principal leaves > 10cm long, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Xyris ambigua, Bog Yellow-eyed-grass, Coastal Plain Yellow-eyed-grass

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmxambigua_echawswale3

Month Unknown    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Leaves distichous [2-ranked], often shaded with red below, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Xyris ambigua, Bog Yellow-eyed-grass, Coastal Plain Yellow-eyed-grass

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmxambigua_echawswale4b

Month Unknown    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Base pink-purplish or tan, w dark longitudinal striations on inner leaf bases, per Weakley's Flora.

 

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) 035-01-005:
Xyris ambigua   FAMILY Xyridaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2392

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Wet pine savannas and flatwoods, pinelands, edges of depression ponds, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (crowded and appearing basal)

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

Inflorescence a compact, terminal, capitate spike

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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