Xyris ambigua Beyrich ex Kunth. 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: = 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, Kral (1966a)