Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1522

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in dry to mesic woodlands and forests, hammocks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Blue
Pedicel 1-1.7cm long
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-merous
3 sepals
3 petals
6 fertile stamens (bearded)
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Tradescantia subaspera   FAMILY Commelinaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tradescantia subaspera var. montana   FAMILY Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 038-03-002:
Tradescantia subaspera   FAMILY Commelinaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database:
Tradescantia subaspera var. subaspera

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Tradescantia pilosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Zigzag Spiderwort, Wide-leaved Spiderwort