OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hypoxis hirsuta   FAMILY Hypoxidaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hypoxis hirsuta   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 044-07-001a:
Hypoxis hirsuta var. hirsuta   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Stargrass, Hairy Yellow Stargrass, Common Stargrass, Upland Stargrass


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hyhi2_001_lvd

        

image of Hypoxis hirsuta, Yellow Stargrass, Hairy Yellow Stargrass, Common Stargrass, Upland Stargrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_hyhi2_010_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm150424_736

April    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Hypoxis hirsuta, Yellow Stargrass, Hairy Yellow Stargrass, Common Stargrass, Upland Stargrass

JK Marlow    jkm150424_736b

April    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Tepals 6, spreading; anthers 6, spreading, per Flora of North America.

image of Hypoxis hirsuta, Yellow Stargrass, Hairy Yellow Stargrass, Common Stargrass, Upland Stargrass

JK Marlow    jkm160421_325

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Hypoxis hirsuta, Yellow Stargrass, Hairy Yellow Stargrass, Common Stargrass, Upland Stargrass

JK Marlow    jkm200418_3910

April    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Hypoxis hirsuta, Yellow Stargrass, Hairy Yellow Stargrass, Common Stargrass, Upland Stargrass

Keith Bradley    kab_hypoxis_hirsuta_0569

April    Henderson County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

The only species of Yellow Stargrass in the mountains and piedmont of SC, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Hypoxis hirsuta, Yellow Stargrass, Hairy Yellow Stargrass, Common Stargrass, Upland Stargrass

JK Marlow    jkm220503_7492

May    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm220525_8045

May    Greenville County    SC

Seeds black, lustrous, coarsely muricate, per Flora of North America.

image of Hypoxis hirsuta, Yellow Stargrass, Hairy Yellow Stargrass, Common Stargrass, Upland Stargrass

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_hypoxis_hirsuta_3

May        

image of Hypoxis hirsuta, Yellow Stargrass, Hairy Yellow Stargrass, Common Stargrass, Upland Stargrass

JK Marlow    jkm200613_5834

June    Jackson County    NC

Foothills Trail

image of Hypoxis hirsuta, Yellow Stargrass, Hairy Yellow Stargrass, Common Stargrass, Upland Stargrass

JK Marlow    jkm220607_8349

June    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Hypoxis hirsuta, Yellow Stargrass, Hairy Yellow Stargrass, Common Stargrass, Upland Stargrass

JK Marlow    jkm220607_8351

June    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

Inflorescences umbellate, 1-5(-7)-flowered, per Flora of North America.

image of Hypoxis hirsuta, Yellow Stargrass, Hairy Yellow Stargrass, Common Stargrass, Upland Stargrass

JK Marlow    jkm220607_8354

June    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

Pedicel usually 2+ times longer than bracts, per Flora of North America.

image of Hypoxis hirsuta, Yellow Stargrass, Hairy Yellow Stargrass, Common Stargrass, Upland Stargrass

Tim Spira    tpshhirsuta

Month Unknown        

Leaves grasslike; blade linear to setaceous. Scape usually shorter than leaves, per Flora of North America.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hypoxis hirsuta   FAMILY Hypoxidaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hypoxis hirsuta   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 044-07-001a:
Hypoxis hirsuta var. hirsuta   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

 

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732

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: In a wide variety of dry to moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple - grasslike

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bisexual
6 tepals
6 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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