Plant ID forum: mystry plant on the side of the road in Charleston SC

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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
May 17, 2016 8:42 PM CST
While working in Charleston last week my truck broke down and I had the pleasure of seeing some of Charleston's flora and fauna. One of the most eye catching plants I seen was this mystery grass like plant. Does anyone know what it is and is it a native plant?
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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Permaculture Sempervivums Hybridizer Xeriscape Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
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ediblelandscapingsc
May 17, 2016 8:45 PM CST
Here are a few more photos I snapped while broke down if anyone is interested in seeing them

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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
May 17, 2016 9:02 PM CST
It's one of the Spiderworts Daniel. Fun Photos. http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/children/536513/
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
May 17, 2016 9:08 PM CST
In that area it is most likely Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis)
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GrammaChar
May 17, 2016 9:22 PM CST
Ummmm......Alligators????? That would not be my favorite spot to have car trouble!!!!!
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
May 17, 2016 9:28 PM CST
GrammaChar said:Ummmm......Alligators????? That would not be my favorite spot to have car trouble!!!!!


Oh, that looks like my kind of place to go do a little nature photography.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
May 17, 2016 9:49 PM CST
I love the first photo; you made good use of your wait.
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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
May 17, 2016 10:03 PM CST
I see it's very similar to Tradescantia Virginiana but I'm not seeing any T Virginiana with burgundy and green leaves. It's not often I get to go exploring while working but every chance I get I enjoy walking through the woods and along the woods edge because this is where I often find the largest diversity of plants. This plant stood out among knee high grass and would look good in a home garden also especial if there is a hardy variegated variety floating around. Thanks so much for helping me solve this mystery Leslieray.
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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Permaculture Sempervivums Hybridizer Xeriscape Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
Bee Lover Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Herbs Region: United States of America
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ediblelandscapingsc
May 17, 2016 10:17 PM CST
Jay it does look a lot like T ohiensis, I think you nailed it my friend. as far as the gators go I was more worried about snakes while hiking through knee high grass. porkpal I enjoyed every minute of it and as a perk I was still on the clock while waiting on the repair man Thumbs up
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 17, 2016 10:38 PM CST
I was sitting by the bayoo in St. Marks, Florida one summer evening enjoying the view and the sounds: Hundreds of Bald Eagles roosting in the dead trees, blooming water lilies (they smell really nice) and bullfrogs saying goodnight to the day.... When my cousin said (she always could read my thoughts) "you know them ain't bullfrogs". Smiling

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