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Tall Yelloweyed Grass (Xyris platylepis)


Xyris Platylepis, or more commonly know as Tall Yelloweyed Grass, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Xyris. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Xyris Platylepis or Tall Yelloweyed Grass's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Hawaii, specifically in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Xyris
  • Family: Xyridaceae
  • Order: Commelinales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) HI (I)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(OBL) 2(OBL) 6(OBL) H(OBL*)

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