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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Tradescantia ohiensis

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Spiderwort


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

        

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JK Marlow    jkm180504_428

May    Meriwether-Talbot Counties    GA

Sprewell Bluff WMA

Plants distinctly glaucous, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm180505_1781

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

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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.

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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.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtohiensis_0

May-June?        

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

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JK Marlow    jkm060603_015b

June    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

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

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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.

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JK Marlow    jkm100611_042

June    Stanly County    NC

Morrow Mountain State Park

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

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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.

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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.

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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.