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*Tradescantia spathacea Swartz. Moses-in-the-cradle, Oyster-plant, Boat-lily. Phen: Nov-Jan. Hab: Disturbed areas, suburban woodlands. Dist: Native of s. Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies.

Origin/Endemic status: Neotropics

Taxonomy Comments: A member of subgenus Campelia (Pellegrini 2017).

Synonymy: = FNA22, K3, K4, Meso6, WH3, Pellegrini (2017); = Rhoeo spathacea (Sw.) Stearn – Bah; ? Rhoeo discolor (L'Hér.) Hance – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: UPL

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
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