Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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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. 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

Syn: = K3, K4, Bridges & Orzell (1990), Bridges & Orzell (2003); = n/a – RAB; < Xyris scabrifolia – FNA22, K1, WH3, Kral (1966a)

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie