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Tradescantia ernestiana E.S. Anderson & Woodson
Commelinaceae (Spiderwort Family)
USDA Symbol: TRER4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Named after John Tradescant (1608-1662) who served as gardener to Charles I 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
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , MO , MS , OK
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Tradescantia ernestiana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Tradescantia ernestiana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Tradescantia ernestiana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-03-21
Research By: TWC Staff