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Specimen numbers are hyperlinked to records in the Consortium of California Herbaria data view where possible. Taxa are hyperlinked to entries in the Jepson Interchange via the "[Online Interchange]" link.


Perennial herb. Inflorescence: umbel-like, subtended by 2 leaf-like bracts. Flower: radial; petals equal, blue, rose, purple, or white; filament hairs generally from base, each a row of unusually large cells.
± 70 species: North America, South America. (John Tradescant, British naturalist, 1570s–1638)
Unabridged references: [Faden 2000 FNANM 22:173–187]

Key to Tradescantia

1. Stem prostrate or decumbent, nodes rooting; leaves oblong to ovate; petals white, 8–9 mm ..... T. fluminensis

1' Stem erect or ascending, nodes rarely rooting; leaves linear to lance-linear; petals blue to rose (white), 8–20 mm ..... [T. ohiensis]


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