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Xyris jupicai L.C. Rich.
Richard’s yelloweyed grass

Family: Xyridaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: The West Indies, southern Mexico, Central America and South America; naturalized in the southern United States.

Map of Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Xyris jupicai has been found in the following 25 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Not Native, Naturalized
Danforth Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades National Park Recorded as Present in Error
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hawk's Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Miramar Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Nicodemus Slough Present Not Native, Naturalized
Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area - FWC, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Pal-Mar Present Not Native, Naturalized
Pal-Mar Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Riverbend Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized

Xyris jupicai has been found in the following 9 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Charlotte County Not Native, Naturalized
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized
Hendry County Not Native, Naturalized
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Martin County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Mainland) Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Xyris jupicai has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Wetland
Mesic Flatwoods
Wet Flatwoods