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


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xyris scabrifolia   FAMILY Xyridaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Roughleaf Yellow-eyed-grass, Scabrous-leaved Xyris, Harper's Yellow-eyed-grass


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image of Xyris scabrifolia, Roughleaf Yellow-eyed-grass, Scabrous-leaved Xyris, Harper's Yellow-eyed-grass

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_xyris_scabrifolia1

July    Moore County    NC

Flowers grow from a conelike head at top of stem, opening midday or later, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Xyris scabrifolia, Roughleaf Yellow-eyed-grass, Scabrous-leaved Xyris, Harper's Yellow-eyed-grass

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_xyris_scabrifolia2

July    Moore County    NC

Stems mostly 10-32", mostly twisted, densely minutely bumpy, glaucescent, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

 

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

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xyris scabrifolia   FAMILY Xyridaceae

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

 

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2539

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in sandhill seepage bogs and wet pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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...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:
Capsule

 

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