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.
To see larger pictures, click or hover over the thumbnails.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmx_fimbriata
Flowers open 1:00-3:00pm EDT, the petal blades yellow, per Weakley's Flora.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)
Look for it in mucky or sandy soils of upland depression ponds, also along sandhill streams, impoundments & in deep muck of sandhills seepage slopes often just below the zone occupied by Xyris chapmanii, per Weakley's Flora
Alternate (crowded and appearing basal)
3 stamens, 3 fimbriate staminodia
Inflorescence a compact, terminal, capitate spike
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC p319
- Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition p013
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region p284