Xyridaceae - yellow-eyed-grass family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 15 April 2017)

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)

Xyris (yellow-eyed-grass)
[information to be added]

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.