Xyris torta Smith. Phen: Jun-Aug. Hab: Mountain bogs, seeps, marshes, streambanks, ditches. Dist: NH west to WI, south to e. VA, e. NC, w. SC, c. GA, LA, OK, and TX. This is one of the few species of Xyris in our area that is not strongly associated with the Coastal Plain.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = Ar, C, FNA22, GW1, Il, K1, K3, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WV, XB, Kral & Moffett (2009), Kral (1966a); > Xyris torta Sm. var. macropoda Fernald – F, G; > Xyris torta Sm. var. occidentalis Malme – Malme (1937); > Xyris torta Sm. var. torta – F, G, Malme (1937)