Xyris torta
slender yelloweyed grass

Xyris torta
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Xyris torta
Common name: slender yelloweyed grass
Group: monocot
Family: Xyridaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 6-32"
Foliage: basal rosette, leaves twisted, base is hard and bulbous, leaf sheath red
Flowers: yellow, keel minutely fringed with terminal tuft of hair, 1/2" wide, 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