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Tradescantia ernestiana (Ernest's spiderwort)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Tradescantia ernestiana

Tradescantia ernestiana E.S. Anderson & Woodson

Ernest's Spiderwort

Commelinaceae (Spiderwort Family)


USDA Symbol: TRER4

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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , AR , MO , MS , OK

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.


Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Tradescantia ernestiana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Tradescantia ernestiana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Tradescantia ernestiana


Record Modified: 2009-04-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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