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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Tradescantia ohiensis

Ohio Spiderwort, Smooth Spiderwort

Scientific Name:

Tradescantia ohiensis

Genus:

Tradescantia

Species Epithet:

ohiensis

Common Name:

Ohio Spiderwort, Smooth Spiderwort

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Commelinaceae (Spiderwort Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Blue

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Woodlands and forests, alluvial bottoms, disturbed areas. Fairly common in the western half of NC. Infrequent in the southern half of the Coastal Plain and into the southern Piedmont. Very rare to absent east of Orange County and north of Hyde and Pitt counties.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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