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Callisia cordifolia

Callisia cordifolia (Sw.) E.S. Anderson & Woodson

Florida Roseling

Commelinaceae (Spiderwort family)

Synonym(s): Leiandra cordifolia, Phyodina cordifolia, Tradescantella floridana, Tradescantia cordifolia

USDA Symbol: CACO19

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Mat-forming, up to about 6 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


Native Habitat: Moist, usually shady places with calcareous soil, such as hummocks, fern grottoes, shell middens.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Callisia cordifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Callisia cordifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Callisia cordifolia


Record Modified: 2020-10-29
Research By: CBR

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