Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2395

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in dry to moist flatwoods, moist savannas, scrub oak sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

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 caroliniana   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xyris caroliniana   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 035-01-002:
Xyris caroliniana   FAMILY Xyridaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Pineland Yellow-eyed Grass, Carolina Yellow-eyed Grass


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image of Xyris caroliniana

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

        

image of Xyris caroliniana

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

        

image of Xyris caroliniana

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmxcaroliniana_sandypl2

June        

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

image of Xyris caroliniana

Tim Spira    tpsxcaroliniana

Month Unknown        

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