Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1521

Forb
Perennial

Native & non-native (Americas)

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue/Rose
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-merous
3 sepals
3 petals
6 fertile stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Tradescantia/ Callisia/ Cuthbertia spp.   FAMILY Commelinaceae

VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 038-03-000:
Tradescantia spp.   FAMILY Commelinaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spiderwort


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image of Tradescantia/ Callisia/ Cuthbertia spp., Spiderwort

Harry Davis    hld1521_crw_6989

May    Greenville County    SC

Our Spiderworts have cymes of flowers growing out of leaflike bracts, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Tradescantia/ Callisia/ Cuthbertia spp., Spiderwort

JK Marlow    jkm0305z_19

May    Buncombe County    NC

Botanical Gardens at Asheville

image of Tradescantia/ Callisia/ Cuthbertia spp., Spiderwort

JK Marlow    jkm150519_083

May    Calhoun County    SC

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