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Xyris floridana (Kral) E.L. Bridges & Orzell. Florida Yellow-eyed-grass. Phen: Aug. Hab: Pine savannas, wet pine flatwoods, ditches. Dist: Se. NC south to s. FL, west to se. LA; Central America.

ID notes:Xyris floridana can be distinguished from X. jupicai by its more sharply pointed, more ovate spikes with older, shriveled flowers mostly or entirely absent. The leaf bases are also strongly purple-colored.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = K3, K4, WH3, Bridges & Orzell (2003); = n/a – RAB; = Xyris difformis Chapm. var. floridana Kral – FNA22, GW1, K1, Meso6, Kral & Moffett (2009), Kral (1966a)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL

Heliophily: 9

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