OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

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


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xyris scabrifolia   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Xyris chapmanii

 

COMMON NAME:
Chapman's Yellow-eyed-grass


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image of Xyris chapmanii, Chapman's Yellow-eyed-grass

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_xyris_chapmanii1

August    Harnett County    NC

Scape usually > 50cm long, spike vertical, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Xyris chapmanii, Chapman's Yellow-eyed-grass

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_xyris_chapmanii2

August    Harnett County    NC

Scape shorter than that of X. scabrifolia, and not glaucescent, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

 

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

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xyris scabrifolia   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Xyris chapmanii

 

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2540

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in sandhill seepage bogs in areas of copious lateral seepage in deep muck soils, 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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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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