Small's Yellow-eyed Grass Xyris smalliana NashEndangered (MD)  -  S1 (Highly state rare)    
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Commelinales   >   Family Xyridaceae   >   Genus Xyris   


Small's Yellow-eyed Grass is listed as an endangered plant in Maryland. There are less than five populations in the state and they are all restricted to the Eastern Shore. On the Eastern Shore these rare plants are only found in Delmarva Bays and acidic seepage wetlands. Small's Yellow-eyed Grass is endangered because of habitat loss due mostly to hydrological alterations and the woody succession of the open bog habitats. The Worcester County population is considered extirpated (MD DNR, 2017).


Blooms in the afternoon.

There are 11 records in the project database.

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Small's Yellow-eyed Grass in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/27/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Small's Yellow-eyed Grass in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/2/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

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