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Marcus, Joseph A.
Tradescantia brevifolia (Torr.) Rose
Synonym(s): Setcreasea brevifolia, Setcreasea ovata, Tradescantia leiandra var. brevifolia
USDA Symbol: TRBR6
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Sprawling herbaceous, succulent perennial. Stems to 30cm in length. Leaves spirally arranged, clasping, bluish-green.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Flowering after rains from spring until fall.
DistributionUSA: TX Native Distribution:
Trans-Pecos Texas and northern Mexico. Native Habitat:
Rocky, grassy, north-facing slopes and mountainsides.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
BenefitUse Medicinal: Flower
used medicinally for the treatment of dysentery, enterorrhagia and hemoptysis. Conspicuous Flowers:
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter
- Georgetown, TX, TX
Record Last Modified: 2009-10-08
Research By: JAM