Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Xyris from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Flora of North America
Xyris stricta var. stricta
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Pineland Yellow-eyed-grass, Strict Yellow-eyed-grass
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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).
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
Alternate (crowded and appearing basal)
Densely cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping]
3 stamens, 3 fimbriate staminodia
Inflorescence a compact, terminal, capitate spike
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