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Xyris capensis

Xyris capensis

Grass-like perennial up to 50 cm. The leaves are linear. The yellow flowers (October to April) grow in clusters among brown bracts, lasting only a few hours.

Distribution in the Hex

Marshes and streams in De Doorns Sandstone Fynbos.


  • Manning, J. & Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: the Core Cape flora, Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.