Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Your search found 16 taxa.

Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Dayflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Commelina virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Commelina virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Commelina virginica 038-01-001

 

Look for it in bottomlands, swamp forests, other moist to wet forests and forest edges

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sand Dayflower, Pineland Dayflower, Slender Dayflower
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Commelina erecta var. angustifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Commelina erecta var. angustifolia
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Commelina erecta 038-01-002

 

Look for it on dunes and dry sand flats on barrier islands, sandhills, other dry sandy sites, shale barrens, other dry rocky sites

Common (uncommon in NC-SC Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Erect Dayflower, Slender Dayflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Commelina erecta var. erecta
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Commelina erecta var. erecta
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Commelina erecta 038-01-002

 

Look for it in dry openings and woodlands, esp in thin soil around rock outcrops, streambanks, riverbanks, mesic forests

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Asiatic Dayflower, Common Dayflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Commelina communis
(?) PLANTS National Database: Commelina communis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Commelina communis 038-01-003

 

Look for it in gardens, bottomlands, disturbed ground

Common

Non-native: Old World

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Spreading Dayflower, Creeping Dayflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Commelina diffusa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Commelina diffusa var. diffusa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Commelina diffusa 038-01-004

 

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, disturbed ground

Uncommon

Non-native: Old World

 


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Common Name: Indian Dayflower
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Commelina caroliniana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Commelina caroliniana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Commelina caroliniana 038-01-005

 

Look for it in moist disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: India & Bangladesh

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tropical Spiderwort, Benghal Dayflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Commelina benghalensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Commelina benghalensis

 

Look for it in fields (becoming a serious weed)

Common (rare in NC-SC)

Non-native: Tropical Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Doveweed, Naked-stem Dewflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Murdannia nudiflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Murdannia nudiflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aneilema nudiflorum 038-02-001

 

Look for it in moist sands, ditches, wet disturbed places

Rare, widespread

Non-native: Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Murdannia, Asian Spiderwort, Marsh Dewflower, Wart-removing Herb
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Murdannia keisak
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Murdannia keisak
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aneilema keisak 038-02-002

 

Look for it on stream banks, canals, ditches, marshes, swamp forests, wet disturbed places

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains)

Non-native: Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Piedmont Roseling
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuthbertia rosea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Callisia rosea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tradescantia rosea var. rosea 038-03-001a

 

Look for it in sandhills, other dry woodlands

Common in GA & SC (rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Grassleaf Roseling, Pink Spiderwort, Slender Roseling
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuthbertia graminea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Callisia graminea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tradescantia rosea var. graminea 038-03-001b

 

Look for it in sandhills

Common in NC-SC Coastal Plain (uncommon to rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Zigzag Spiderwort, Wide-leaved Spiderwort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Tradescantia subaspera
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Tradescantia subaspera var. subaspera
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tradescantia subaspera 038-03-002

 

Look for it in dry to mesic woodlands and forests, hammocks

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Spiderwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Tradescantia virginiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tradescantia virginiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tradescantia virginiana 038-03-003

 

Look for it in nutrient-rich forests & woodlands

Rare in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Hairy Spiderwort
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Tradescantia hirsutiflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tradescantia hirsutiflora

 

Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, dry hammocks

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Spiderwort, Ohio Spiderwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Tradescantia ohiensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tradescantia ohiensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tradescantia ohiensis 038-03-004

 

Look for it in woodlands & forests, alluvial bottoms, disturbed areas

Common (partly because of naturalization from cultivation)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Spiderwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Tradescantia hirsuticaulis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tradescantia hirsuticaulis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tradescantia hirsuticaulis 038-03-005

 

Look for it in dry rocky woodlands, and rock outcrops (especially granitic flatrocks and domes)

Common in NC-SC Piedmont (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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