Hypoxis rigida


Fl. South. U.S. ed. 2 repr. 1892, 696. 1892.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 203. Mentioned on page 201.

Leaves (8–)10–20(–26) mm wide, soft, stiff, sparsely to densely pubescent, old leaf bases persisting as bristles. Scape (4–)6–13(–18) cm. Inflorescences racemose, 1–2(–4)-flowered; proximal 2 flowers, when present, not paired; bracts (2–)3–5(–6) mm. Flowers: tepals 5–8(–10) × 1.4–2.5 mm, longer than pedicel, longer than ovary; anthers 1.5–3.5 mm; ovary oblanceoloid, 3–5(–7) × 2–3 mm, densely pilose; pedicel (2–)3–8(–15) mm, usually less than 2 times as long as bracts. Seeds black, lustrous, 1–1.3 mm, with rounded pebbling.

Phenology: Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat: Seasonally flooded pinelands and bogs
Elevation: 0–100 m


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Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., S.C., Tex.


Selected References


Lower Taxa