OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 16 taxa in the family Commelinaceae, Spiderwort family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Dayflower

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Commelina virginica   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Commelina virginica   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Commelina virginica 038-01-001   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomlands, swamp forests, tidal swamp forests, other moist to wet forests and forest edges

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sand Dayflower, Pineland Dayflower, Slender Dayflower

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Commelina erecta var. angustifolia   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Commelina erecta var. angustifolia   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Commelina erecta 038-01-002   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

 

Habitat: Dunes and dry sand flats on barrier islands, longleaf pine sandhills, other dry sandy sites, shale barrens, other dry rocky sites

Common (uncommon in NC-SC Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Erect Dayflower, Slender Dayflower

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Commelina erecta var. erecta   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Commelina erecta var. erecta   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Commelina erecta 038-01-002   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

 

Habitat: Dry openings and woodlands, especially in thin soil around rock outcrops, streambanks, riverbanks, mesic forests

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Asiatic Dayflower, Common Dayflower

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Commelina communis   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Commelina communis   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Commelina communis 038-01-003   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

 

Habitat: Gardens, bottomlands, disturbed ground, and a common invader of rocky glades

Non-native: Old World

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Spreading Dayflower, Creeping Dayflower

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Commelina diffusa   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Commelina diffusa var. diffusa   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Commelina diffusa 038-01-004   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

 

Habitat: Mudflats, alluvial margins, bottomlands, also fields and disturbed ground

Non-native: Old World

 


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Common Name: Indian Dayflower

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Commelina caroliniana   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Commelina caroliniana   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Commelina caroliniana 038-01-005   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

 

Habitat: Moist disturbed areas, fields

Non-native: India & Bangladesh

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tropical Spiderwort, Benghal Dayflower

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Commelina benghalensis   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Commelina benghalensis   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

 

Habitat: Fields

Non-native: Tropical Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Doveweed, Naked-stem Dewflower

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Murdannia nudiflora   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Murdannia nudiflora   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aneilema nudiflorum 038-02-001   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

 

Habitat: Moist sands, ditches, wet disturbed places

Non-native: Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Murdannia, Asian Spiderwort, Marsh Dewflower, Wart-removing Herb

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Murdannia keisak   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Murdannia keisak   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aneilema keisak 038-02-002   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

 

Habitat: Stream banks, canals, ditches, freshwater marshes (tidal and non-tidal), swamp forests, wet disturbed places

Non-native: Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Piedmont Roseling, Common Roseling

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cuthbertia rosea   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Callisia rosea   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tradescantia rosea var. rosea 038-03-001a   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, other dry woodlands

Common in GA & SC (uncommon to rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Grassleaf Roseling, Pink Spiderwort, Slender Roseling

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cuthbertia graminea   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Callisia graminea   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tradescantia rosea var. graminea 038-03-001b   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Zigzag Spiderwort, Wide-leaved Spiderwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Tradescantia subaspera   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Tradescantia subaspera var. subaspera   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tradescantia subaspera 038-03-002   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

 

Habitat: Dry to mesic woodlands and forests, hammocks

Common (uncommon in NC Piedmont) (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Spiderwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Tradescantia virginiana   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tradescantia virginiana   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tradescantia virginiana 038-03-003   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

 

Habitat: Nutrient-rich forests and woodlands

Rare in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Hairy Spiderwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Tradescantia hirsutiflora   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tradescantia hirsutiflora   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, dry hammocks

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Spiderwort, Ohio Spiderwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Tradescantia ohiensis   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tradescantia ohiensis   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tradescantia ohiensis 038-03-004   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

 

Habitat: Woodlands and forests, alluvial bottoms, disturbed areas, roadsides

Common (partly because of naturalization from cultivation)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Spiderwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Tradescantia hirsuticaulis   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tradescantia hirsuticaulis   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tradescantia hirsuticaulis 038-03-005   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

 

Habitat: Dry rocky woodlands, and rock outcrops (especially granitic flatrocks and domes)

Common in NC-SC Piedmont (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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