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Yellow Star Grass, Common Goldstar - Hypoxis hirsuta


Family: Hypoxidaceae - African Potato family Genus Common Name: Star Grass Native Status: NativeMonocot Perennial Herb
Hypoxis hirsuta - Yellow Star Grass, Common Goldstar. Yellow Star Grass - Recently moved from Liliaceae family to the Hypoxidaceae (African Potato) family. Many taxonomists don't recognize the Hypoxidaceae family.

Found in:
AL, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV

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Hypoxis hirsuta

Distribution of Hypoxis hirsuta in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 21 Oct 2017). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Big Frog Trail, Polk County, TN Date: 2009-May-08Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
Hypoxis hirsuta

Site: Cedar Glade, Pigeon Mountain East, Walker County, GA Date: 2013-May-07Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D7000
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
This hairy plant ("hirsuta") can easily be confused with grass when it is not in bloom, but the star-like yellow blossoms make it easy to identify when in bloom.
Hypoxis hirsuta

Site: Big Frog Trail, Polk County, TN Date: 2004-May-08Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Yellow Star Grass
Hypoxis hirsuta

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