Xyris caroliniana
Carolina yelloweyed grass

Xyris caroliniana
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Xyris caroliniana
Common name: Carolina yelloweyed grass
Group: monocot
Family: Xyridaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 12-44"
Foliage: basal rosette, smooth and wiry, leaves twisted, base brown
Flowers: yellow, 3/4" across, keel fringed below, usually opens in afternoon
Flowering time: July to September
Habitat: wet sandy, peaty soils pond margins; ditches, sphagnum mats; more tolerant of shade than X. torta
Range in New Jersey: scattered statewide
Heritage ranking, if any: S1
Misc. The name Xyris caroliniana was at one time misapplied to X. difformis.