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Cuthbertia graminea [= Callisia graminea, Tradescantia rosea var. graminea]

Grassleaf Roseling

Scientific Name:

Cuthbertia graminea [= Callisia graminea, Tradescantia rosea var. graminea]

Genus:

Cuthbertia

Species Epithet:

graminea

Common Name:

Grassleaf Roseling

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only)

Plant Family

Commelinaceae (Spiderwort Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

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:

May, June, July

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Common in recently burned and disturbed areas in the Sandhills

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only)

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Notes:

Cuthbertia graminea = Callisia graminea = Tradescantia rosea var graminea
Found in southern Piedmont.

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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