OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Xyris difformis   FAMILY Xyridaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xyris difformis var. difformis   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Xyris difformis var. difformis

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 035-01-014:
Xyris difformis   FAMILY Xyridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Xyris difformis

 

COMMON NAME:
Flatstem Yellow-eyed-grass, Bog Yellow-eyed-grass


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image of Xyris difformis, Flatstem Yellow-eyed-grass, Bog Yellow-eyed-grass

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_xyris_difformis1

August    Hoke County    NC

Stems mostly 12-30" tall, flattened upward, narrowly winged, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Xyris difformis, Flatstem Yellow-eyed-grass, Bog Yellow-eyed-grass

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_xyris_difformis3

August    Hoke County    NC

Flowers grow from a conelike head at tip of stem, opening midmorning, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Xyris difformis   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xyris difformis var. difformis   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Xyris difformis var. difformis

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 035-01-014:
Xyris difformis   FAMILY Xyridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Xyris difformis

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2720

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Habitat: pine savannas, roadside ditches, pond margins, acid seeps, bogs, other wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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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:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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