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Xyris chapmanii E.L. Bridges & Orzell. Chapman's Yellow-eyed-grass. Phen: Aug-Sep; Sep-Oct. Hab: Sandhill seepage bogs in areas of copious lateral seepage in deep muck soils, beaver pond margins. Dist: With a disjunct distribution in the Southeastern Coastal Plain: s. NJ (Moyer & Bridges 2015); sc. NC south to c. SC (in the fall-line Sandhills) (Sorrie, Van Eerden, & Russo 1997); wc. GA; Panhandle FL west through s. AL to s. MS; e. TX.

ID notes: This taxon is abundantly distinct from X. scabrifolia by its essentially glabrous leaves and lack of outer scale leaves and bulbous bases.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: See Bridges & Orzell (1990) for detailed information.

Synonymy: = K3, K4, Bridges & Orzell (1990), Bridges & Orzell (2003); = n/a – RAB, Tat; < Xyris scabrifolia R.M.Harper – FNA22, K1, WH3, Kral (1966a)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL

Heliophily ?: 9

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image of plant© Edwin Bridges | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Edwin Bridges | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Edwin Bridges | Original Image ⭷

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