Hypoxis wrightii

(Baker) Brackett

Rhodora 25: 140. 1923.

Basionym: Hypoxis juncea var. wrightii Baker J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 17: 106. 1878
Synonyms: Hypoxis humilis Tharp
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 204. Mentioned on page 201.

Leaves (0.5–)0.7–2.1(–2.6) mm wide, soft, usually stiff, sparsely to densely pubescent to pilose. Scape (20–)35–85(–150) mm, topped by 1 bract or, if flowers 2 or more, bracts more than 1, not opposite. Inflorescences racemose, 1–2(–3)-flowered; proximal 2 flowers, when present, not paired; bracts (2–)3–8(–15) mm. Flowers: tepals 4–8(–10) × (1.4–)2–3(–3.5) mm, shorter to longer than pedicel, less than 1.5 times as long as ovary; anthers (0.6–)0.9–1.8(–2) mm; ovary oblanceoloid, (2–)3–6(–8) × 1.5–2.5 mm, usually densely pilose; pedicel (1–)3–12(–21) mm, usually longer than bracts. Seeds dark brown, dull, 0.9–1.1(–1.3) mm, minutely muricate.

Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Pinelands, seasonally flooded prairies
Elevation: 0–100 m


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Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tex., West Indies.


In the southern part of its range, Hypoxis wrightii can be found flowering shortly after fire at any time of year. The name H. micrantha Pollard was misapplied to H. wrightii by A. E. Brackett (1923) and subsequent authors.

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Lower Taxa