Xyris gracilis

Common Name:

Slender Yellow-eye



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DKNPSTWXZ) also NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Depressions and poorly drained sites north of Darby River 1
found in wet heathland and swampy areas 2

Flower Description:

Yellow 1


Rush-like tussock plant with leaves to 200 mm long 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Yellow flowers open from purplish-black buds on stems that are 90 cm tall and held high above the leaves 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


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