Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4439

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in sandhill seeps, savannas, ditches, rarely inland in acid seepage over rock, 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xyris platylepis   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 035-01-011:
Xyris platylepis   FAMILY Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Xyris platylepis

 

COMMON NAME:
Bulbous Yellow-eyed-grass, Tall Yellow-eyed-grass


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