Wild Florida Photo - Xyris laxifolia

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Xyris laxifolia

  var.  iridifolia


Florida native


An occasional plant of bogs, cypress swamps and ditch banks from Jefferson County west through the panhandle, plus Baker and Nassau Counties. The range extends throughout the southeastern states west into Texas and Arkansas and north into Tennessee and Virginia.
One of the tallest Xyris species, growing to 60-90cm (2-3 ft.) tall. Leaves may be ascending or in narrow fans with flattened blades, with the appearance of iris leaves giving this plant its common name. The fruiting spike is usually more than 1.5cm (~5/8 in.) long.

Xyris laxifolia is a member of the Xyridaceae - Yellow-eyed Grass family.

Other species of the Xyris genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Xyris caroliniana - CAROLINA YELLOWEYED GRASS

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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