Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
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Learn more about Xyris from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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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.
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
Alternate (crowded and appearing basal)
3 stamens, 3 fimbriate staminodia
Inflorescence a compact, terminal, capitate spike
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