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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Tradescantia virginiana

Virginia Spiderwort

Scientific Name:

Tradescantia virginiana

Genus:

Tradescantia

Species Epithet:

virginiana

Common Name:

Virginia 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):

White, Pink, Blue, Purple, Violet

Light:

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

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June, July

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Nutrient-rich forests and woodlands. Rare in NC but can occur in large colonies where present especially in the Piedmont.

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:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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