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Xyris brevifolia

Xyris brevifolia Michx.

shortleaf yellow-eyed grass

NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: XYBR
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Xyris brevifolia
GENUS: Xyris
FAMILY: XYRIDA - Xyridaceae (Yellow-eyed Grass Family)

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DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Herb

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USDA PLANTS DATABASE
USDA Symbol: XYBR
USDA Common Name: Shortleaf Yelloweyed Grass
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, FL, GA, NC, SC)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast
WEAKLEY FLORA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Xyris brevifolia
COMMON NAME: Shortleaf Yellow-eyed Grass
SYNONYMY: [= FNA, GW, K, RAB, S, WH3, X, Z]
PHENOLOGY: Jun-Aug.
HABITAT: Wet sands of pinelands, especially seasonally wet, open, white sands of spodosol longleaf pine flatwoods (Leon series soils), margins of Carolina bay sandrims.
COMMENTS: Se. NC south to s. FL, west to s. AL and w. FL; West Indies and South America.
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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Xyridaceae C. Agardh 1823 (Yellow-eyed Grass Family)
SUMMARY: As recognized more narrowly (excluding Abolboda, Aratitiyopea, and Orectanthe into the Abolbodaceae), a family of 2 genera and about 300-325 species, nearly cosmopolitan (most diverse in tropical and subtropical regions, and especially South America).
REFERENCE: Kral in FNA (2000); Kral in Kubitzki (1998b).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Xyris Linnaeus 1753 (Yellow-eyed Grass)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 300-325 species, nearly cosmopolitan (most diverse in tropical and subtropical regions, and especially South America). This technical genus is known well by only a few botanists, and additional undescribed taxa are possible.
REFERENCE: Kral in FNA (2000); Ward (2007b)=V; Bridges & Orzell (2003)=X; Kral (1966a)=Z; Kral (1983b, 1999); Kral in Kubitzki (1998b). Key adapted from X, GW, and Z.
HERBARIUM RESOURCES
SERNEC: Find Xyris brevifolia in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Xyris brevifolia in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES
USDA: Find Xyris brevifolia in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Xyris brevifolia in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Xyris brevifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Xyris brevifolia

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