Hypoxis hirsuta (L.) Coville

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Hypoxis hirsuta (L.) Coville

  • Description

    Species Description - Lvs linear, pilose, 2–10 mm wide, to 6 dm at anthesis, the main ones 5–9-nerved; scape shorter than the lvs at anthesis, to 4 dm at maturity, bearing an irregular umbel of 2–6 fls on long pedicels; fls yellow, irregular in size, 1–2.5 cm wide; anthers deeply sagittate, the pollen-sacs divergent below; fr ellipsoid, 3–6 mm, indehiscent, containing several shiny, black, sharply muricate seeds 1–1.5 mm. Dry open woods; Me. to Man., s. to Ga. and Tex. Apr.–July. (H. leptocarpa)

  • Common Names

    common star-grass