Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2394

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC

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, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

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 brevifolia   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xyris brevifolia   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 035-01-006:
Xyris brevifolia   FAMILY Xyridaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Shortleaf Yellow-eyed Grass


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image of Xyris brevifolia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmxbrevifolia_ths1

June        

Spike subglobose, 4-6mm long or broad, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Xyris brevifolia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmxbrevifolia_ths2

June        

image of Xyris brevifolia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmxbrevifolia_ths3

June        

Leaves linear; shorter than, equaling or slightly exceeding the scape's sheath, per Weakley's Flora.