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Xyris ambigua Beyrich ex Kunth. Coastal Plain Yellow-eyed-grass. Phen: May-Aug. Hab: Wet pine savannas and flatwoods, pinelands, edges of depression ponds. Dist: Se. VA south to s. FL, west to AL and ec. TX, primarily on the Coastal Plain; also West Indies (Cuba), and Mexico south into Central America.

ID notes: The leaf bases of this species are typically mucilaginous (slimy).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = AqW, Ar, C, ETx1, F, FNA22, G, K1, K3, Meso6, NcTx, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Bridges & Orzell (1987), Bridges & Orzell (2003); < Xyris ambigua Beyr. ex Kunth – GW1, S, S13, Kral (1966a)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Great Plains: OBL

Heliophily: 9

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Radford, Ahles and Bell | Original Image ⭷


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