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Hypoxis rigida

Hypoxis rigida Chapm.

Savannah Star Grass, Stiff Star Grass, Stiff Star-grass, Yellow Star Grass

Liliaceae (Lily family)


USDA Symbol: HYRI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Scape up to about 6 inches tall.
Leaf: Grasslike, usually longer than scape.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AK , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TX

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Hypoxis rigida in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hypoxis rigida in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hypoxis rigida


Record Modified: 2019-10-21
Research By: CBR

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