Xyris jupicai L.C. Richard. Phen: Jul-Sep. Hab: Acid wetlands, ditches, various wet habitats. Dist: NJ south to s. FL, west to TN, AR, se. OK (Singhurst, Bridges, & Holmes 2007), and TX; Mexico, Central America, South America, West Indies.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: Sometimes weedy and considered by some to be adventive from farther south. At least some populations in our area are native and may additionally be worthy of taxonomic recognition as distinct from "true" X. jupicai (P. McMillan, pers. comm., 2003).
Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, FNA22, GW1, Il, K1, K3, K4, Meso6, Mo1, NcTx, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Bridges & Orzell (2003), Kral & Moffett (2009), Kral (1966a); = Xyris caroliniana Walter – F, misapplied; > Xyris caroliniana Walter – G, S, misapplied; > Xyris communis Kunth – S; > Xyris elata Chapm. – G, S