Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2399

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA & SC, rare in NC (an endemic)

Look for it in depression ponds, depression meadows, borrow pits, ultisol savannas and ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (crowded and appearing basal)

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Densely cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping]

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
3 sepals
3 petals
3 stamens, 3 fimbriate staminodia
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a compact, terminal, capitate spike

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Xyris stricta   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xyris stricta   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Xyris stricta var. stricta

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Xyris stricta

 

COMMON NAME:
Pineland Yellow-eyed-grass, Strict Yellow-eyed-grass


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image of Xyris stricta, Pineland Yellow-eyed-grass, Strict Yellow-eyed-grass

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmxstricta_scotts

Month Unknown    Williamsburg County    SC

Petal blades triangular-cuneate, 3-5mm long, opening at mid-day, per Weakley's Flora (2020).