Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2401

Forb
Perennial

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

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (crowded and appearing basal)

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 (11/30/12):
Xyris fimbriata   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xyris fimbriata   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 035-01-001:
Xyris fimbriata   FAMILY Xyridaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Giant Yellow-eyed Grass


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image of Xyris fimbriata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_xyfi_001_lvd

        

image of Xyris fimbriata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_xyfi_003_lvd

        

image of Xyris fimbriata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmx_fimbriata

Month Unknown        

Flowers open 1:00-3:00pm EDT, the petal blades yellow, per Weakley's Flora.