Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2392

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in wet 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

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 (1968) 035-01-005:
Xyris ambigua   FAMILY Xyridaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bog Yellow-eyed Grass


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image of Xyris ambigua

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmxambigua_echawswale1

Month Unknown    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Corolla yellow, ephemeral; 3 fimbriate staminodia alternate with the 3 petals, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Xyris ambigua

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

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmxambigua_echawswale3

Month Unknown    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Leaves distichous [2-ranked], 2-7mm wide, often shaded with red below, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Xyris ambigua

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmxambigua_echawswale4b

Month Unknown    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Leaves 3-20mm wide, dark longitudinal striations on inner leaf bases, per Weakley's Flora.