Flora Caroliniana, secundum.69. 1788
Phenology: Flowering summer–fall.
Habitat: Moist sands of pine savannas, bog edges, upper shores, flatwoods, sandy coastal dune swales, coastal plain
Elevation: 0–300 m
In Florida and the lower Gulf Coastal Plain west to Mississippi are paler-leaved, white-petaled examples that have been treated as Xyris flexuosa var. pallescens (C. Mohr) Barnhart. These indeed are always in uniform populations but differ in no other significant way from the species. Since from typical plants. Because some other Xyris have white-flowered morphs (particularly X. platylepis), these are regarded as too close to be distinguished as varieties. Populational studies are in order, however.
|Author||Robert Kral +|
|Basionym||Xyris arenicola + and Xyris torta +|
|Elevation||0–300 m +|
|Habitat||Moist sands of pine savannas, bog edges, upper shores, flatwoods, sandy coastal dune swales, coastal plain +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
|Phenology||Flowering summer–fall. +|
|Synonym||Xyris conocephala +, Xyris flexuosa +, Xyris flexuosa pallescens +, Xyris pallescens + and Xyris torta pallescens +|
|Taxon name||Xyris caroliniana +|
|Taxon parent||Xyris +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 22 +|