Twisted Leaf Yellow Eyed Grass
Xyridaceae (Yellow-eyed Grass) Family
Flower of Xyris iridifolia Twisted leaf of X. torta
Yellow-Eyed Grass is an upright, smooth perennial. Its preferred habitat is bogs, meadows, savannas, wet ditches and stream banks. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
The leaves are iris-like, located at the base of the stem; linear; flat or twisted with bases overlapping.
The flowers are solitary at the tip of a tall, slender stem; spear-shaped head; sub-tended by scales; three sepals, three petals and yellow in color. Flowers occur in the summer.
Fruit is a capsule.
There are numerous species of this plant in the coastal region and separation is difficult to determine.