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Tradescantia

Phonetic Spelling
trad-es-KAN-tee-uh
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

 Herbaceous perennial.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#poisonous#native wildflower
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#poisonous#native wildflower
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Tradescantia
    Family:
    Commelinaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mexico, U.S.A.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Poisonous
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Petals:
    2-3 rays/petals
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Zig Zags
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Hanging Baskets
    Houseplants
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Skin irritation. Itching and redness.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Unknown, but possibly oxalate crystals.
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Leaves