This native groundcover is commonly known as tall yellow-eye.
Reported at 0 Fraser Coast localities: .
It has been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census and is listed as occurring in the Fraser Coast region in Queensland Herbarium Wildlife Online.
In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act this taxon is classified as Least Concern.
Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.
Xyris operculata is described as a "monocot" in the Xyridaceae family.
Recorded in the Fraser Coast region on Fraser Island and at Burrum River which appears to be the northern limit of the species.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.