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Hypoxis hirsuta

Common Stargrass, Eastern Stargrass, Upland Stargrass

Scientific Name:

Hypoxis hirsuta

Genus:

Hypoxis

Species Epithet:

hirsuta

Common Name:

Common Stargrass, Eastern Stargrass, Upland Stargrass

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Hypoxidaceae (Stargrass Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

March, April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

In a wide variety of dry to moist forests (Weakley 2015). Common throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Plant

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Buds & Blooms

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Bloom

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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