Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
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Patrick D. McMillan pdmxfloridana_echawswale
Month Unknown Berkeley County SC
Francis Marion National Forest
Mature spikes ovoid, sharply acute. Plants solitary or in small clumps, per Weakley's Flora.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC
Look for it in savannas, wet pine flatwoods, ditches, per Weakley's Flora
Alternate (crowded and appearing basal)
3 stamens, 3 fimbriate staminodia
Inflorescence a compact, terminal, capitate spike
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