Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
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Learn more about Xyris from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Acid Swamp Yellow-eyed-grass
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Patrick D. McMillan pdmxserotina_hampt
Month Unknown Hampton County SC
Leaves flat, 7-20cm+ long, 2.5-4.5mm wide. Scape somewhat flattened above, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Look for it in depression meadows, ultisol savannas (Lynchburg/Rains complex of Eulonia/Oketee), ditches, per Weakley's Flora
Alternate (crowded and appearing basal)
3 stamens, 3 fimbriate staminodia
Inflorescence a compact, terminal, capitate spike
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