Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1519

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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

Look for it in dry rocky woodlands, and rock outcrops (especially granitic flatrocks and domes), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue/Rose
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-merous
3 sepals
3 petals
6 fertile stamens (bearded)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Commelinales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Tradescantia hirsuticaulis   FAMILY Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tradescantia hirsuticaulis   FAMILY Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 038-03-005:
Tradescantia hirsuticaulis   FAMILY Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Tradescantia hirsuticaulis

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Spiderwort