|Photo by Robert L. Stone hosted at Wildflowers.org|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants|
|Class:||Liliopsida - Moncots|
| Xyris curtissii|
|Natural range of Xyris curtissii from USDA NRCS Plants Database.|
Xyris curtissii is a monoecious perennial forb/herb. However there is some suggestions that X. curtissii by be annual in northern portions of its range while individuals in the southern parts are biennial or perennial. It has linear leaves 5-10 cm long and 2-4 mm wide and its sheath occupies 1/3 to 1/2 the length of the straw-colored tawny leaves. Seeds are ellipsoid and around 0.4 mm long.
This species occurs from southeastern Virginia, south to northeastern Florida and westward to southern Arkansas and east-central Texas. Disjunct populations are found in southern New Jersey and Central America.
In the southeastern and mid-Atlantic United States, flowering occurs from July through August.
Conservation and Management
Cultivation and restoration
References and notes
- Weakley AS (2015) Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Herbarium.
- USDA NRCS (2016) The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 07 February 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.
- Kral R (1960) The genus Xyris in Florida. Rhodora 62(743):295-319.
- Malme GOK (1937) Xyridacea. North American Flora 19(1):3-15.
- Carr SC, Robertson KM, Peet RK (2010) A vegetation classification of fire-dependent pinelands of Florida. Castanea 75(2):153-189.