Xyris difformis
bog yelloweyed grass

Xyris difformis
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Xyris difformis
Common name: bog yelloweyed grass
Group: monocot
Family: Xyridaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 6-24"
Foliage: basal rosette, base is soft, leaf sheath red, leaves flat
Flowers: yellow, keel jagged in upper half, 3/8" across, opens in morning
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: throughout most of the state
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. The name Xyris caroliniana was at one time misapplied to X. difformis.