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Spiderwort


Classification:

Family:  Commelinaceae, spiderwort family
Genus, species:  Tradescantia virginiana

Leaves:
Leaves are up to 1 foot long, 1 inch wide, folded lengthwise, forming a groove. Leaves are lance-shaped with parallel veins.

Flowers:
Flowers are violet-blue or purple, three petals, with yellow stamens. Flowers are clustered at end of stems. Flower is about 1 inch in diameter.

More Information:

Tradescantia is named for John Tracescant (1567-1638) and his son John Tradescant (1608-1662), English plant collectors.  

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