Hypoxis hirsuta (L.) Coville

Common Goldstar, Eastern Yellow Star-grass, Starflower

Family: Hypoxidaceae

Genus: Hypoxis

Category: Bulb

Zones: 5 to 8

Size: To 8" tall and wide

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Ribbed, hairy leaves to 12" long. Blooms in spring and sporadically through summer, yellow flowers, upright, to 1" diameter.


Published in Mem. Torrey Bot. Club 5: 118 in 1894.

Basionym Ornithogalum hirsutum L.

Native to Canada and the US.

Reveal in Rhodora 111(947): 273-38. 2009. documents Catesby's Natural History Volume I Plate 33 as depicting this plant.

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