Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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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

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

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