Common name: Golden Weather-grass
Hypoxis hygrometrica var. hygrometrica Labill. APNI*
Description: Flowers usually 1 per peduncle; ovary and tepals glabrous or glabrescent on outer surface; seeds globose or ellipsoidal. Anthers ± versatile, tapered upwards, cordate at apex; stigmatic lobes much shorter than slender stylar column; seeds globose. Leaves linear, usually 4–20 cm long, 0.5–1.5 mm wide. Inflorescences 1–3; pedicels 1.2–4 cm long; bracteoles <4 mm long. Tepals narrow-ovate, 6–11 mm long. Anthers 2.3–3.5 mm long. Style 2.5–4 mm long including stigmatic lobes 0.7–1 mm long.
Flowering: Flowers spring to early autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread; south from Ebor.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by P. G. Richards
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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