Hairy Stem Spiderwort is densely covered with pubescent
hair from top to bottom, including the flower. That characteristic
is easily seen opposite. The plant might be referred to as "Dwarf
Spiderwort" although the word is misused as it may reach
heights of 24 inches or more. Its preferred habitat is dry, sandy
pine woods and roadsides. Distribution is occasional in the Escambia
Rarely does the plant colonize, put prefers to stand as
individual plants spread over wide areas. It has no particular
preference to seashore or inland environments beyond the margin
of wooded areas.
The leaves are long and slender, no leaf stalk (clasping),
densely hairy on both sides and along the prominent mid-vein.
Flowering occurs in late spring and may be seen in shades
of blue, pink or white.
Fruit is an ovoid capsule that splits at maturity to release
several gray seeds.