More Information About Xyris
How many plants do you have in your garden whose names start with the letter "X"? Not many, I bet. Here's your chance to fill in the botanical alphabet for your garden. The genus Xyris contains over 250 species of herbaceous plants. Only 21 Xyris species are native to North Americathe rest are primarily semi-tropical plants from Central/South America, Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific.
Although the common name of Xyris is yelloweyed grass, the plant is not a true grass, but rather a monocot that is more closely related to commelids like tradescantia and tinantia. When you see the characteristic 3-petaled flowers you'll see the resemblance. Xyris produces tufts of narrow, grass-like foliage topped by tall narrow stalks with a single small yellow flower. Xyris are bog plants and will pair well with Bletilla, Colocasia, Iris, Juncus and Hymenocallis. When you are ready to buy Xyris for your garden, check out our online list of Xyris for sale. Remember, "X" marks the spot!