Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2078

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (partly because of naturalization from cultivation)

Look for it in woodlands & forests, alluvial bottoms, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tradescantia ohiensis   FAMILY Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Tradescantia ohiensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 038-03-004:
Tradescantia ohiensis   FAMILY Commelinaceae

(?) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Tradescantia reflexa

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Spiderwort, Ohio Spiderwort


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image of Tradescantia ohiensis, Smooth Spiderwort, Ohio Spiderwort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trre7_001_lvd

        

image of Tradescantia ohiensis, Smooth Spiderwort, Ohio Spiderwort

JK Marlow    jkm200425_4217

April    Greenville County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Tradescantia ohiensis, Smooth Spiderwort, Ohio Spiderwort

JK Marlow    jkm180504_428

May    Meriwether-Talbot Counties    GA

Sprewell Bluff WMA

Plants distinctly glaucous, per Flora of North America.

image of Tradescantia ohiensis, Smooth Spiderwort, Ohio Spiderwort

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1781

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

image of Tradescantia ohiensis, Smooth Spiderwort, Ohio Spiderwort

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1782

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

Leaves 5-45 cm long, arcing, at an acute angle to the stem, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Tradescantia ohiensis, Smooth Spiderwort, Ohio Spiderwort

JK Marlow    jkm200508_4690

May    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Tradescantia ohiensis, Smooth Spiderwort, Ohio Spiderwort

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_ohiensis_smooth

May        

Flowers in tight clusters within a pair of arching leaflike bracts, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Tradescantia ohiensis, Smooth Spiderwort, Ohio Spiderwort

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtohiensis_0

May-June?        

Leaves 5-45cm, arcuate [arched], forming acute angle with stem, per Flora of North America.

image of Tradescantia ohiensis, Smooth Spiderwort, Ohio Spiderwort

JK Marlow    jkm060603_015b

June    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Sepals hairless and red-margined, per Wildflowers in the Field and Forest.

image of Tradescantia ohiensis, Smooth Spiderwort, Ohio Spiderwort

JK Marlow    jkm060603_017

June    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Leaves 6-20mm wide (narrower than opened flattened sheath). Sheaths glabrous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Tradescantia ohiensis, Smooth Spiderwort, Ohio Spiderwort

JK Marlow    jkm100611_042

June    Stanly County    NC

Morrow Mountain State Park

Pedicels, to 1" long, are without hairs, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Tradescantia ohiensis, Smooth Spiderwort, Ohio Spiderwort

Keith Bradley    kab_t_ohiensis_71284

October    Miami-Dade County    FL

Plants in the genus Tradescantia have 6 bearded fertile stamens, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Tradescantia ohiensis, Smooth Spiderwort, Ohio Spiderwort

Keith Bradley    kab_t_ohiensis_71307

October    Miami-Dade County    FL

Petals distinct, broadly ovate, not clawed; stamens free; filaments bearded, per Flora of North America.

image of Tradescantia ohiensis, Smooth Spiderwort, Ohio Spiderwort

Keith Bradley    kab_t_ohiensis_71316

October    Miami-Dade County    FL

Plants in the family Commelinaceae have an undivided stigma and solitary style, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.