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The distribution maps for the Fringed Yellow Stargrass are from the Plants Database of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).


The Fringed Yellow Stargrass, Hypoxis juncea, is a beautiful little plant often seen in flatwoods and low depressions from Florida and Alabama north to North Carolina.  Other common names for this plant include Yellow Star Grass and Grassleaf Yellow Stargrass.  Of the five hypoxis species found in Florida, this species is the most common.

The erect flower stalk grows to a height of 6 to 9 inches.  It is topped by a single yellow flower about 0.5 to 1-inch across.  The six petals are arranged in a star-like pattern.  The slender grass-like leaves extend 6-12 inches from the bulb.  They usually bloom from spring through fall, but in southern Florida, they may bloom year round.

The photos on this page were taken in Deep Creek in Charlotte County.