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Common Name: Carolina Yelloweyed Grass
Xyris caroliniana is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
Eastern N. America - Ontario to New York and south to Florida.
Moist sands of pine savannas, bog edges, upper shores, flatwoods, sandy coastal dune swales, coastal plain from sea level to 300 metres[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors at least in the milder areas of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Succeeds in damp borders and the bog garden, requiring a moist humus-rich soil in sun or semi-shade[
An infusion of the roots has been used in the treatment of diarrhoea[
]. It is said to be a good remedy for children to use[
Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse as soon as it if possible, otherwise in early spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division as plants come into growth in the spring.