Xyris gracilis

Common name: 

Slender Yellow-eye

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DKNPSTWXZ) also NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Depressions and poorly drained sites north of Darby River1
found in wet heathland and swampy areas2

Flower description:

Yellow1

Habit:

Rush-like tussock plant with leaves to 200 mm long2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Yellow flowers open from purplish-black buds on stems that are 90 cm tall and held high above the leaves1

Images:
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Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria