OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xyris elliottii   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 035-01-009:
Xyris elliottii   FAMILY Xyridaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Elliott's Yellow-eyed-grass


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image of Xyris elliottii, Elliott's Yellow-eyed-grass

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmxelliottii_sebringwir

June        

Leaves linear, flattened in cross-section, with a pale hardened margin, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Xyris elliottii, Elliott's Yellow-eyed-grass

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmxelliottii_twigrushba

Month Unknown        

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xyris elliottii   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 035-01-009:
Xyris elliottii   FAMILY Xyridaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2396

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Habitat: Margins of drawdown zones of clay-based Carolina bays, limesinks and flatwoods swales, wet savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (crowded and appearing basal)

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

Inflorescence a compact, terminal, capitate spike

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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