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Xyris calcicola E.L. Bridges & Orzell
Limestone yelloweyed grass

Family: Xyridaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Endemic to peninsular Florida.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: A rare herb in marl prairies and wet flatwoods, especially in the Big Cypress Swamp and northern Palm Beach County; scattered in the rest of peninsular Florida. This was described in 2003 by Edwin Bridges and Steve Orzell.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For a specimen image, visit the EOL website.

Synonyms: X. floridana, misapplied.

Other data on Xyris calcicola available from :

Xyris calcicola has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native

Xyris calcicola has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Xyris calcicola has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Marl Prairie
Wet Flatwoods