Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Yellow Star Grass, Gold Star

Yellow Star Grass, Gold Star

Hypoxis hirsuta

Part sun, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, tolerant of most soils but prefers sandy, moderately acid to neutral pH.  6-12 inches height, blooms late spring to early summer and then sporadically all summer, yellow flowers.

Germination Code:  C(60), D

Native Region:  Middle and East Tennessee, West Tennessee Uplands

A small plant that can be easily confused with a grass unless its star-shaped flowers are seen.  Attracts bees and butterflies.

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