OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Xyris platylepis   FAMILY Xyridaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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, 1938)
Xyris platylepis

 

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


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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, 1938)
Xyris platylepis

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4439

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Habitat: sandhill seeps, pine 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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