Xyridaceae - yellow-eyed-grass family
Mount Desert Island is home to 2 species in 1 genus. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
Xyris (2 species)
Xyris difformis - bog yellow-eyed-grass (rare1)
Xyris montana - northern yellow-eyed-grass (occasional)
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|floral scale length||floral scale coloration||leaf width||seed length|
|Xyris difformis||5–8 mm||with a well-defined green central area||3–15 mm||approximately 0.5 mm|
|Xyris montana||3–4.5 mm||without a well-defined green central area||0.8–1.5 mm||nearly 1 mm|
Xyris difformis (bog yellow-eyed-grass) - [information to be added]
Xyris montana (northern yellow-eyed-grass) - [information to be added]
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1Frequency designations are from Mittelhauser, Glen H., Linda L. Gregory, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Webber. 2010. The Plants of Acadia National Park. Orono, Maine: The University of Maine Press.