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Xyris smalliana

Xyris smalliana Nash

Small's Yelloweyed Grass, Small's Yellow-eyed Grass, Small's Yellow-eyed-grass

Xyridaceae (Yellow-eyed Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Xyris caroliniana var. olneyi, Xyris congdonii, Xyris smalliana var. olneyi


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , CT , DE , FL , GA , LA , MA , MD , ME , MS , NC , NJ , NY , RI , SC , TX , VA
Native Habitat: Sandy or peaty shallows and shores of ponds and sluggish acidic streams.

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.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


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

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