Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
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Baldwin's Yellow-eyed-grass, Grassleaf yellow-eyed-grass
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Patrick D. McMillan pdmxbaldwiniana_pob2
June Pickens County SC
Scape as broad or broader than the leaf blades. Staminodia beardless, per Weakley's Flora.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC
Alternate (crowded and appearing basal)
3 stamens, 3 fimbriate staminodia
Inflorescence a compact, terminal, capitate spike
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