OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cuthbertia graminea   FAMILY Commelinaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Callisia graminea   FAMILY Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Callisia graminea

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)
Cuthbertia graminea

 

COMMON NAME:
Grassleaf Roseling, Pink Spiderwort, Slender Roseling


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image of Cuthbertia graminea, Grassleaf Roseling, Pink Spiderwort, Slender Roseling

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cugr2_001_lvd

        

image of Cuthbertia graminea, Grassleaf Roseling, Pink Spiderwort, Slender Roseling

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.

image of Cuthbertia graminea, Grassleaf Roseling, Pink Spiderwort, Slender Roseling

Will Stuart    wil_497891793_2a7223d7e2

May    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Cuthbertia graminea, Grassleaf Roseling, Pink Spiderwort, Slender Roseling

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.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cuthbertia graminea   FAMILY Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Callisia graminea   FAMILY Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Callisia graminea

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)
Cuthbertia graminea

 

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2561

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in NC-SC Coastal Plain (uncommon to rare elsewhere)

Look for it in sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rose
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-merous
3 sepals
3 petals
6 fertile stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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