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Tradescantia virginiana

Common Name(s):
Virginia spiderwort
Categories:
Native Plants, Wildflowers
Comment:

Family = Commelinaceae

The plants spread through underground stolons to form large colonies and grow in erect clumps that range from 30 to 60 cm in height. The rounded stalks are either single or branched at the base. The roots are thick and fleshy. 

USDA Plant Fact Sheet

Foliage:
The smooth iris-like leaves are long (15 to 46 cm) and narrow (2.5 cm wide) with a prominent midrib.
Flower:
Named for the web-like filaments that surround the flower, these slightly fragrant 2-5.4 cm flowers with three broadly ovate petals grow in terminal clusters. While individual flowers last for only one or two days, new blossoms appear daily throughout the spring.
Tags:
pollinator

NCCES plant id: 3201

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