Hypoxis hygrometrica Labill.

Golden Weather-grass

Nov. Holl. Pl. 1: 82, t. 108 (1805) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Variably pubescent herbs to c. 20 cm high; corms 1–3 cm long, with a papery tunic. Roots fleshy-fibrous. Leaves linear, angular, flat or folded, hairy, 3–20 cm long, 0.5–4 mm wide. Inflorescences 1–6, 6–35 cm long, each axis with a single bracteole 1–10 mm long; flowers 1 or 2 per inflorescence, 15–30 mm wide, bright yellow; perianth lobes spreading glabrous or pubescent externally; stamens shorter than the perianth lobes, alternating long and short; ovary 3-locular, 2–3 mm long, glabrous to sparsely pubescent. Capsule ellipsoid, 2.5–7.5 mm long; seeds numerous, 1.5–2.5 mm diam.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, MuF, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP.

3 varieties are currently recognized, all of which occur in Victoria. The species is in need of further detailed taxonomic study.

Source: Conran, J.G. (1994). Liliaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hypoxis hygrometrica in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hypoxis hygrometrica in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory