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Xyris brevifolia

Xyris brevifolia Michx.

Shortleaf Yelloweyed Grass, Short-leaf Yellow-eyed-grass

Xyridaceae (Yellow-eyed Grass Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: XYBR

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Dec

Distribution

USA: AL , FL , GA , NC , SC
Native Habitat: Acid, sandy, moist savanna and cleared areas.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL
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.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-07-16
Research By: CBR

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