OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xyris caroliniana   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 035-01-002:
Xyris caroliniana   FAMILY Xyridaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Pineland yellow-eyed-grass, Carolina yellow-eyed-grass


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image of Xyris caroliniana, Pineland yellow-eyed-grass, Carolina yellow-eyed-grass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_xyca_001_lvd

        

image of Xyris caroliniana, Pineland yellow-eyed-grass, Carolina yellow-eyed-grass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_xyfl5_001_lvd

        

image of Xyris caroliniana, Pineland yellow-eyed-grass, Carolina yellow-eyed-grass

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmxcaroliniana_sandypl2

June        

image of Xyris caroliniana, Pineland yellow-eyed-grass, Carolina yellow-eyed-grass

Keith Bradley    kab_x_caroliniana_4640

October    Lee County    FL

Wild Turkey Strand Preserve

Petal blades white or yellow, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Xyris caroliniana, Pineland yellow-eyed-grass, Carolina yellow-eyed-grass

Tim Spira    tpsxcaroliniana

Month Unknown        

Leaves often lustrous, spirally twisted, 2-4mm wide. Scape spirally twisted, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Xyris caroliniana   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xyris caroliniana   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 035-01-002:
Xyris caroliniana   FAMILY Xyridaceae

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

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2395

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Dry to moist pine pine flatwoods, moist pine savannas, longleaf pine sandhills, 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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