Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Xyris torta Smith. Twisted Yellow-eyed-grass, Mountain Yellow-eyed-grass. 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.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, C, FNA22, GW1, Il, K1, K3, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WV, Kral & Moffett (2009), Kral (1966a); > Xyris torta var. macropoda – F, G; > Xyris torta var. occidentalis – Malme (1937); > Xyris torta var. torta – F, G, Malme (1937)

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