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Tradescantia subaspera

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Spiderwort
Categories:
Perennials, Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
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:
Summer
Height:
1-2 ft.
Foliage:
Average soil; sun to partial shade.
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
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
pink, sun, summer, perennial, wildfower, blue, poisonous, partial shade

NCCES plant id: 2759

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