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Plant Details

Cuthbertia graminea

Grassleaf Roseling

Scientific Name:

Cuthbertia graminea

Common Name:

Grassleaf Roseling

Plant Family

Commelinaceae (Spiderwort Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

pink

Size in Feet:

.5 to .75

Light:

full-sun, part-sun

Soil Moisture:

xeric(*)

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

Common in recently burned and disturbed areas in the Sandhills

Notes:

Cuthbertia graminea = Callisia graminea = Tradescantia rosea var graminea

Flowers

Grassleaf Roseling has beautiful flowers that are showy despite their small size.

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Murray Page, Southport, June 18, 2014

Buds

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Murray Page, Southport, May 31, 2014

Habitat

Grassleaf Roseling is common on the coast, especially in Longleaf Pine/Turkey Oak habitat. Note the dried turkey oak leaves on the ground in the photo.

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Paynter, June 2014, Halyburton Park, Wilmington

Flower with Pollinator

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Lara Berkley, June 2014, Halyburton Park, Wilmington

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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