Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


732

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in a wide variety of dry to moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple - grasslike

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

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

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hypoxis hirsuta   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (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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image of Hypoxis hirsuta

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

        

image of Hypoxis hirsuta

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

        

image of Hypoxis hirsuta

JK Marlow    jkm150424_736

April    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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

image of Hypoxis hirsuta

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

JK Marlow    jkm160421_325

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Hypoxis hirsuta

Keith Bradley    kab_hypoxis_hirsuta_0569

April    Henderson County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

image of Hypoxis hirsuta

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_hypoxis_hirsuta_3

May        

image of Hypoxis hirsuta

Tim Spira    tpshhirsuta

Month Unknown        

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