Yellow Eyed Grass Family

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Yellow Eyed Grass Family - Xyridaceae - Unbranched herbs. Leaves basil, iris-like, 2 ranked. Flowers in a single terminal cone-like head, each on the axil of a tough, woody scale. Petals yellow, exerted at the brief flowering time. - (1 genus in Vermont)


Genus: xyris L. - Yellow Eyed Grass

(2 species in Vermont)


Common Yellow Eyed Grass - X. difformis - (not to be confused with X. caroliniana) - Also called: Bog Yellow-eyed Grass

Small Yellow Eyed Grass - X. montana - Uncommon. Found on sandy shores of ponds and bogs.

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