Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Xyris scabrifolia R.M. Harper. Roughleaf Yellow-eyed-grass. Phen: Jun-Jul. Hab: Sandhill seepage bogs and wet pine savannas. Dist: Sc. and se. NC south to Panhandle FL, west to s. AL and s. MS; disjunct in sw. LA-se. TX.

ID notes: This taxon is abundantly distinct from X. chapmanii, through its presence of outer scale leaves and bulbous bases and by having strongly papillose-scabrid leaves.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = ETx1, GW1, K3, K4, S, WH3, Bridges & Orzell (1990), Bridges & Orzell (2003); = n/a – RAB; < Xyris scabrifolia – FNA22, K1, Kral (1966a)

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