Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Commelinales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Cuthbertia from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 038-03-001b:
Tradescantia rosea var. graminea FAMILY Commelinaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Grassleaf Roseling, Pink Spiderwort, Slender Roseling
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Keith Bradley kab_cuthbertia_graminea
May Lexington County SC
Shealey's Pond Heritage Preserve
Each stem produces 3-10 rose-colored 3-petaled flowers 12-18mm across, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region (Sorrie, 2011).
Will Stuart wil_497891793_2a7223d7e2
May Chesterfield County SC
Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge
Will Stuart wil_8452401091_da801a05cf
August Chesterfield County SC
Leaves grass-like, mostly 6-9" long, 2mm wide, acuminate (long-tapering), per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region (Sorrie, 2011).
Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in Carolina Coastal Plain (uncommon to rare elsewhere)
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6 fertile stamens
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006) p079
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC (Porcher & Rayner, 2001) p236
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p348
- Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry (Porcher, 1995) p155
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p159
- Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition (Justice, Bell, & Lindsey, 2005) p015
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p372
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region (Sorrie, 2011) p116
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