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Quillwort Yellow-eyed-grass (Xyris isoetifolia)

  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Xyridaceae
  • State: AL, FL
  • Nature Serve ID: 155903
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

there is some question about whether annual or perennial

Where is Quillwort Yellow-eyed-grass (Xyris isoetifolia) located in the wild?


savanna bogs pond edges



States & Provinces:

Quillwort Yellow-eyed-grass can be found in Alabama, Florida

Which CPC Partners conserve Quillwort Yellow-eyed-grass (Xyris isoetifolia)?

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Conservation Actions

Tina Stanley
  • 05/11/2023
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

According to a March 2023 extract of the Florida Plant Rescue Database, Bok Tower Gardens holds 1 accessions of Xyris isoetifolia.

Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Known only from the Florida panhandle (Bay, Gulf, and Washington Counties) and from adjacent Alabama where it is historic. Threats include alteration to hydrology through lowering water tables and succession due to fire suppression, as well as general habitat loss. Sites that are protected are still at risk to changes in hydrology that occur offsite (Johnson?pers. comm. 2015).

  • 01/01/2010

most populations on forestry land

  • 01/01/2010

4-5 sites 1 protected site at Lake Merial


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Taxon Xyris isoetifolia
Authority Kral
Family Xyridaceae
CPC Number 4435
ITIS 39108
Duration Perennial
Common Names Quillwort Yellow-eyed Grass
Associated Scientific Names Xyris isoetifolia
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
Alabama SH
Florida S1
Ecological Relationships


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