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Kral's Yellow-eyed-grass (Xyris longisepala)

  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Xyridaceae
  • State: AL, FL
  • Nature Serve ID: 133782
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

there is some question about whether annual or perennial

Where is Kral's Yellow-eyed-grass (Xyris longisepala) located in the wild?


limey, sandy shores margins of sinkholes



States & Provinces:

Kral's Yellow-eyed-grass can be found in Alabama, Florida

Which CPC Partners conserve Kral's Yellow-eyed-grass (Xyris longisepala)?

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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 longisepala.

Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Endemic to margins of ponds and lakes in the Florida panhandle and adjacent southern Alabama; total range is not well understood, but most known occurrences are in Washington and Bay counties, Florida. Approximately 90 occurrences have been mapped, although some are in close proximity; the vast majority are in Florida with just two in Alabama. Over half of known occurrences are in managed areas (mostly the Ecofina Creek Water Management Area), and some of these have abundant plants. Threats include residential development, which can result in clearing of lakeshore vegetation. Other threats include erosion into ponds from surrounding uplands and adjacent roads and ORV use on and near pond shores. The Alabama occurrences appear to be declining.

  • 01/01/2010

uncertain plant may temporarily disappear with fluctuation in water levels

  • 01/01/2010

15-20 sites


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Taxon Xyris longisepala
Authority Kral
Family Xyridaceae
CPC Number 4436
ITIS 39110
Duration Annual, Perennial
Common Names Kral's Yellow-eyed-grass | karst pond xyris
Associated Scientific Names Xyris longisepala
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
Alabama S1
Florida S2S3
Ecological Relationships


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