OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 035-01-012:
Xyris curtissii   FAMILY Xyridaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Curtiss's yellow-eyed-grass


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image of Xyris curtissii, Curtiss's yellow-eyed-grass

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_xyris_curtissii1

July    Moore County    NC

Stem 3-8", 4-ribbed, and minutely bumpy (papillose). Flowers open in the AM, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 035-01-012:
Xyris curtissii   FAMILY Xyridaceae

 

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2721

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC

Look for it in savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (crowded and appearing basal)

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow
3 sepals
3 petals
3 stamens, 3 fimbriate staminodia
Superior ovary

Inflorescence a compact, terminal, capitate spike

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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