This native groundcover is commonly known as feathered yellow-eye.
Reported at 16 Fraser Coast localities: Beelbi Creek, Boonooroo Plains, Burgowan, Burrum River, Cherwell, Craignish, Duckinwilla, Dunmora, Fraser Island, Poona, Prawle, Talegalla Weir, Tinnanbar, Tuan Forest, Walliebum, Wondunna.
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 complanata is described as a "monocot" in the Xyridaceae family.
Regarded as a wetland species in Queensland WetlandInfo.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.