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Tradescantia leiandra

Tradescantia leiandra Torr.

Canyon Spiderwort

Commelinaceae (Spiderwort family)


USDA Symbol: TRLE5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


Native Habitat: Moist, rocky places, on ledges, among shrubs and in canyons.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-10-29
Research By: CBR

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