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Xyris brevifolia Michx.
Shortleaf yelloweyed grass

Family: Xyridaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Xyris brevifolia has been found in the following 24 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Danforth Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Native
Grassy Waters Preserve Present Native
Hawk's Hammock Park Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Kiplinger Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Riverbend Park Present Native
Rocky Point Hammock Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Xyris brevifolia has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Xyris brevifolia has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Mesic Flatwoods
Scrubby Flatwoods
Wet Flatwoods