#A to Z Challenge – 27 April 2018 – X is for Xyris – a Haibun

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#A to Z Challenge – 27 April 2018 – X is for Xyris – a Haibun

#atozchallenge – Nature & Outdoors Theme

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Xyris – Known as Yellow-eyed grass.

X is the only letter I could not find anything in the nature theme in New Zealand, that I know well, having worked or seen in my lifetime, so I have gone for the plant Xyris.

It is a perennial aquatic plant found near swamps, shallow ponds, and wet drains, it has long stems topped with a scale-covered brown spike, the spike produces a number of yellow flowers.

There seem to be different types of Xyris but all known as the same type of yellow-eyed grass family, most of them seem to be in some part of the USA.

As I have never seen it, maybe you haven’t either, so hopefully, I have described it correctly.

clusters of small flowers
they appear in the morning
expand afternoon

April 2018 A to Z Challenge

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