Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2720

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Look for it in savannas, roadside ditches, pond margins, other wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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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:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Xyris difformis   FAMILY Xyridaceae

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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 035-01-014:
Xyris difformis   FAMILY Xyridaceae

 

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.