Xyris torta
(Slender Yellow Eyed Grass)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Slender Yellow Eyed Grass, Twisted Yellow Eyed Grass
    Synonyms: Xyris bulbosa, Xyris flexuosa, Xyris indica
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: July - August
    Status: Native

Xyris torta, or Slender Yellow Eyed Grass, is native to much of the eastern half of the United States. It grows in moist to wet areas, like swamp margins, swales, fens, bog margins and lakeshores. It blooms in mid summer with yellow flowers that do not persist long in the sun.

This species is most easily distinguished from others in its group by the base which is bulbous, and by its leaves which are grass-like and are very twisted.

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