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Tradescantia virginiana Linnaeus. Virginia Spiderwort. Phen: Apr-Jul. Hab: Nutrient-rich forests and woodlands. Dist: ME west to MI and WI, south to n. GA, MO, and e. AR.

ID notes:Very variable in flower color, including deep blue, purple, pink, light pink, and pure white.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, FNA22, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S13, Tat, Tn, Va, W, WV, Anderson & Woodson (1935), Pellegrini (2017), Tucker (1989); ? Tradescantia brevicaulis Raf. – S, S13; > Tradescantia virginiana L. – S, S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: UPL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: UPL

Heliophily: 5

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷

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