OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 17 taxa in the family Xyridaceae, Yellow-eyed Grass family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Giant Yellow-eyed-grass, Fringed Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Xyris fimbriata   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris fimbriata   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris fimbriata 035-01-001   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Habitat: In mucky or sandy soils of upland depression ponds, also along sandhill streams, impoundments and in deep muck of sandhills seepage slopes often just below the zone occupied by Xyris chapmanii

Common in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pineland Yellow-eyed-grass, Carolina yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Xyris caroliniana   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris caroliniana   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris caroliniana 035-01-002   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Habitat: Dry to moist pine pine flatwoods, moist pine savannas, longleaf pine sandhills

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Small's Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Xyris smalliana   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris smalliana   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris smalliana 035-01-003   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Habitat: Pond margins, ditches; often growing in standing water in the intermediate zones of basin marshes adjacent to Hypericum fasciculatum and Pontederia cordata [in peninsular FL]

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Twisted Yellow-eyed-grass, Mountain Yellow-eyed-grass, Slender Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Xyris torta   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris torta   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris torta 035-01-004   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Habitat: Mountain bogs, seeps, marshes, streambanks, ditches

Uncommon in NC Mountains (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bog Yellow-eyed-grass, Coastal Plain Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Xyris ambigua   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris ambigua   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris ambigua 035-01-005   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Habitat: Wet pine savannas and flatwoods, pinelands, edges of depression ponds

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pineland Yellow-eyed-grass, Strict Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Xyris stricta   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris stricta   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Habitat: Depression ponds, depression meadows, borrow pits, ultisol pine savannas, and ditches

Uncommon in Coastal Plain of GA & SC, rare in NC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Shortleaf Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Xyris brevifolia   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris brevifolia   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris brevifolia 035-01-006   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Habitat: Wet sands of pinelands, especially seasonally wet, open, white sands of spodosol longleaf pine flatwoods (Leon series soils), margins of Carolina bay sandrims

Uncommon in GA Coastal Plain, rare in Carolinas

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Baldwin's Yellow-eyed-grass, Grassleaf Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Xyris baldwiniana   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris baldwiniana   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris baldwiniana 035-01-008   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Habitat: Wet pine savannas, seepage bogs, sandhill seeps, wet savanna ecotones

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Elliott's Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Xyris elliottii   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Xyris elliottii   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris elliottii 035-01-009   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Habitat: Margins of drawdown zones of clay-based Carolina bays, limesinks and flatwoods swales, wet savannas

Uncommon in Coastal Plain

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Bulbous Yellow-eyed-grass, Tall Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Xyris platylepis   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris platylepis   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris platylepis 035-01-011   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Habitat: Sandhill seeps, pine savannas, ditches, rarely inland in acid seepage over rock

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont) (disjunct in w. SC in the uppermost Piedmont in the Blue Ridge Escarpment region)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Chapman's Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Xyris chapmanii   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Xyris scabrifolia   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Habitat: Sandhill seepage bogs in areas of copious lateral seepage in deep muck soils, beaver pond margins

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Roughleaf Yellow-eyed-grass, Scabrous-leaved Xyris, Harper's Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Xyris scabrifolia   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Xyris scabrifolia   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Habitat: Sandhill seepage bogs and wet pine savannas

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Curtiss's yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Xyris curtissii   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris difformis var. curtissii   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris curtissii 035-01-012   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine savannas, inland in acid bogs and seeps

Uncommon in GA Coastal Plain, rare in Carolinas

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Acid Swamp Yellow-eyed-grass, Gray-leaved Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Xyris serotina   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris serotina   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris serotina 035-01-013   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Habitat: Depression meadows, ultisol savannas (Lynchburg/Rains complex or Eulonia/Oketee), ditches

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Flatstem Yellow-eyed-grass, Bog Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Xyris difformis   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris difformis var. difformis   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris difformis 035-01-014   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Habitat: Pine savannas, roadside ditches, pond margins, acid seeps, bogs, other wet habitats

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Florida Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Xyris floridana   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris floridana   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Habitat: Pine savannas, wet pine flatwoods, ditches

Uncommon in GA, rare in Carolinas

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Richard's Yellow-eyed-grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Xyris jupicai   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xyris jupicai   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xyris jupicai 035-01-015   FAMILY: Xyridaceae

 

Habitat: Acid wetlands, ditches, various wet habitats

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia (at least some populations are)

 


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