Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Xyris curtissii Malme. Curtiss's Yellow-eyed-grass. Phen: Jul-Aug. Hab: Longleaf pine savannas, inland in acid bogs and seeps. Dist: Se. VA south to ne. FL, FL Panhandle, and west to s. AR and ec. TX, primarily on the Coastal Plain; disjunct in w. SC in the uppermost Piedmont (Blue Ridge Escarpment region); disjunct in s. NJ; Central America (Belize).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = G, K3, K4, RAB, Va, WH3; = Xyris difformis var. curtissii – Ar, C, ETx1, FNA22, GW1, K1, Meso6, Tx, Kral & Moffett (2009), Kral (1966a); = Xyris neglecta – S; > Xyris bayardii – F; > Xyris curtissii – F, Bridges & Orzell (2003)

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie