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.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 035-01-001:
Xyris fimbriata FAMILY Xyridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Giant Yellow-eyed-grass, Fringed Yellow-eyed-grass
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Patrick D. McMillan pdmx_fimbriata
Flowers open 1:00-3:00pm EDT, the petal blades yellow, per Weakley's Flora.
Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: In mucky or sandy soils of upland depression ponds, also along sandhill streams, impoundments and in deep muck of sandhills seepage slopes often just below the zone occupied by Xyris chapmanii, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in Coastal Plain
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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 (Porcher & Rayner, 2001) p319
- Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition (Justice, Bell, & Lindsey, 2005) p013
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region (Sorrie, 2011) p284