Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Xyris torta Sm. image
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Family Xyridaceae
Xyris torta Sm.
slender yellow-eyed-grass
Xyris: from a Greek name of a plant with 2-edged leaves, from xyron for "razor"
torta: tortus for "twisted, crooked"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, up to 4' tall forb
Flower: yellow, 3-parted; inflorescence a many-flowered, cone-like spike which matures to more than 1/3"; blooms May-July
Leaf:basal, mostly linear, 4"-40", smooth
Habitat: wet; in acid soil, often in bogs

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Flora of North America (off site)
Xyris bulbosa Kunth
Xyris flexuosa sensu Chapm., not Muhl.
Xyris indica L., pro parte
Xyris torta Sm. var. macropoda Fernald
Xyris torta Sm. var. occidentalis Malme

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