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Henderson, Mary S. and Mary Hall
Tradescantia edwardsiana Tharp
Plateau spiderwort, Edward's spiderwort
USDA Symbol: tred
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Named after John Tradescant (1608-1662) who served as gardener to Charles 1 of England.
Tradescantia species will hybridize in just about any combination.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: TX Native Habitat: Endemic
to Edwards Plateau. Moist, rich soils.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement:
Part Shade Conditions Comments:
These spring jewels are best planted in an informal or natural landscape. Lovely mixed with other groundcovers beneath large trees. The leaves are edible and evergreen
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Nectar Source: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FAC || FAC |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
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:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
Record Last Modified: 2009-04-15
Research By: TWC Staff