Hypoxis hirsuta yellow stargrass Liliaceae HYHI; Palisades Park, NJ; Bx, pb (DeCandido 2001, Z. Wang 2017); Q, cu (Greller 1977, 1979, 1985), j (Stalter and Lamont 2002); R (DeCandido 2001);


Hypoxis hirsuta.Merel R. Black.Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium.wisplants.uwsp.edu

Hypoxis hirsuta.Merel R. Black.Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium.University of Wisconson at Stevens Point. wisplants.uwsp.edu. (Accessed 4/2014).

Hypoxis hirsuta is a perennial monocotyledon herb from a corm, about 2 cm wide. 

Leaves all basal, grass-like, to 60 long, 0.2-1 cm wide, finely hairy; flowering stems very slender to 40 cm tall. 

Flowers yellow, star-shaped to 2 cm wide; inflorescence of 2-6 flowers at top of stem; blooms May-July. 

Fruit dry, pod to 0.6 cm, with several shiny, blue back seeds. 

Wetland status: FAC. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Open, dry to moist, undisturbed woods; soil pH 5.2-7.3. Somewhat tolerant of shade, intolerant of salt (USDA, NRCS 2006). Apparently intolerant of flooding (Gargiullo, personal observation).