Xyris smalliana
Small's yelloweyed grass

Xyris smalliana Xyris difformis
Photo by Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Xyris smalliana
Common name: Small's yelloweyed grass
Group: monocot
Family: Xyridaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 12- 60"
Foliage: basal rosette, leaves flat (not twisted)
Flower: yellow, keel jagged, opening in the afternoon 1/2" wide
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