Pink Spiderwort - Rose Spiderwort - Ornamental Spiderwort
Tradescantia rosea var. graminea
Callisia graminea syn: Cathbertia
Commelinaceae (Spiderwort) Family
The plant is an upright perennial with smooth stems. Its preferred habitat is pine woods and sand hills. Distribution is infrequent in the Escambia region, but well known eastward toward the Atlantic Coast.
The flowers are usually solitary on the stem with three rose-colored petals. Each petal may appear slightly toothed or crinkled. Unlike the flowers of dayflower, the spiderwort are not borne within a spathe; also, all petals are the same size, rosy in color. Flowers occur in spring and summer.
The leaves are dark green and grass-like with a prominent mid-vein and clasping the stem.
Fruit is a capsule.