Tradescantia hirsutiflora Bush
Commelinaceae (Spiderwort Family)
Synonym(s): Tradescantia australis, Tradescantia discolor, Tradescantia eglandulosa
USDA Symbol: TRHI
Named after John Tradescant (1608-1662) who served as gardener to Charles 1 of England.
Tradescantia species will hybridize in just about any combination.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Margin: Entire
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
BenefitUse Medicinal: Flowers edible and used for ailments.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: No
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Pineywoods Native Plant Center - Nacogdoches, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0700 Collected Mar 24, 1994 in Bexar County by Mike Fox
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1173 Collected 2008-05-29 in Harrison County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Tradescantia hirsutiflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Tradescantia hirsutiflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Tradescantia hirsutiflora
MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-10-02
Research By: TWC Staff