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Tradescantia hirsuticaulis

Hairy Spiderwort, Hairystem Spiderwort

Scientific Name:

Tradescantia hirsuticaulis

Genus:

Tradescantia

Species Epithet:

hirsuticaulis

Common Name:

Hairy Spiderwort, Hairystem 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, 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

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Dry rocky woodlands, and rock outcrops (especially granitic flatrocks and domes). Rare in both the NC Piedmont and mountain part of the range; likely not native eastward of Catawba County. This is a Watch List species as identified by the NCNHP.

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:

S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

W7: Watch List: Poorly Known in NC (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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