Summer Wildflowers of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Liliaceae
Hypoxis hirsuta (Yellow Star-grass)
Flower coloryellow
Number of petals6
Petal fusionfree
Lea arrangementbasal
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginsentire
Leaf/leaflet shapelinear
Fruit typedry
Fruit colorblack seeds
Flowering datesMay - June
HabitatPower lines and rocky, open woods
LocalitySouth side of main ridge and lower south side
DescriptionThis plant has a 6 - 8 inch flowering stalk with several deep yellow flowers. The stalk comes from a cluster of grass-like basal leaves. The 3 sepals and 3 petals are the same color on the upper surface, but the sepals are greenish and hairy on the lower surface.
Habit photoKBS
Flower photoKBS