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Xyris tennesseensis (Tennessee yellow-eyed-grass)
Cressler, Alan

Xyris tennesseensis

Xyris tennesseensis Kral

Tennessee Yellow-eyed-grass

Xyridaceae (Yellow-eyed Grass Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Grass/Grass-like
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Size Notes: To about 2 feet in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep



Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Drought Tolerance: Low
Aquatic: yes

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q2MP
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (AL, GA, TN)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-03-07
Research By: JAM

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