Fringed Yellow-eyed Grass Xyris fimbriata ElliottEndangered (MD)  -  S1 (Highly state rare)    
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Commelinales   >   Family Xyridaceae   >   Genus Xyris   


Fringed Yellow-eyed Grass is an endangered species in Maryland. Less than five populations are known and these populations are restricted to the coastal plain. Fringed Yellow-eyed Grass is only found in Delmarva Bays and in acidic seepage wetlands but unfortunately the few small populations that are found in Maryland are poorly protected and several known populations have been extirpated (MD DNR, 2017).


Blooms in late morning.

There are 8 records in the project database.

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Fringed Yellow-eyed Grass in Wicomico Co., Maryland (8/27/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

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