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