Yellow Star Grass
Common Star Grass - Eastern Yellow Star Grass - Common Goldstar
Hypoxis hirsuta
Lilaceae (Amaryllis) Family

Plant is an upright, grass-like hairy perennial from a corm. its preferred habitat is rocky dry areas, prairies, pinelands and grassy roadsides. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are basal; linear and have no teeth or lobes.

Flowers are at the end of a stalk; singular or clustered; subtended by two to several linear or pointed bracts. Color is always yellow. Flowers occur in the spring.

Fruit is a capsule.

The entire plant is said to be poisonous.

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