Small's Yellow-eyed Grass Xyris smalliana NashEndangered (MD)  -  S1 (Highly state rare)  


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 10 records in the project database.

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

Closeup of the flower of Small's Yellow-eyed Grass in Burlington Co., New Jersey (7/13/2012). In Maryland Small's Yellow-eyed Grass is endangered and is considered highly state rare. Photo by Uli Lorimer. (MBP list)

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