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Tradescantia x andersonii

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Spiderwort
Categories:
Perennials, Poisonous Plants
Comment:

The hardy perennial spiderworts are close relatives of the houseplant, Wandering Jew. Spiderwort's leaves are straplike, 12 to 18" long. The flowers are 3 parted, with spidery hairs on the stamens. Spiderwort blooms for a long period through the summer. Cultivars with white, red, blue and purple flowers are available.

Description:
Perennial herb, houseplant or interiorscape plant; leaves alternate and clasping at base, simple, long and grass-like; flowers 3-parted, blue, white or pink-lavender; fruit a capsule.
Season:
late spring to summer
Height:
18-24 in.
Flower Color:
violet, purple, white, pink
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9
Propagation:
division in spring or fall every 3-4 years, seed sown spring
Exposure:
full sun to partial shade
Soil:
moist to boggy soils
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
hybrid origin
Poison Part:
Leaves.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Dermatitis.
Symptoms:
Skin irritation with redness and itching, but of low risk.
Toxic Principle:
Unidentified, possibly oxalate crystals.
Severity:
Skin irritation minor, or lasting only for a few minutes.
Found in:
Forest or natural area in dry woods, uncommon (native species T. virginiana); perennial ornamental plant; houseplant or interior
Tags:
pink, sun, summer, perennial, white, purple, poisonous, partial shade, violet, spring

NCCES plant id: 785

Tradescantia x andersonii Tradescantia x andersonii