Xyris smalliana Nash. Phen: Jul-Aug. Hab: Pond margins, ditches; often growing in standing water in the intermediate zones of basin marshes adjacent to Hypericum fasciculatum and Pontederia cordata [in peninsular FL]. Dist: S. ME south to s. FL, west to s. MS; disjunct to se. TX; s. Mexico south into Central America; West Indies (Cuba).
ID notes:This species typically has conspicuous pinkish-red leaf bases.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = C, ETx1, FNA22, GW1, K1, K3, K4, Meso6, NE, NY, RAB, S, W, WH3, Bridges & Orzell (2003), Kral (1966a); > Xyris congdonii Small – F; > Xyris smalliana Nash – F; > Xyris smalliana Nash var. olneyi (Wood) Gleason – G; > Xyris smalliana Nash var. smalliana – G