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  Tradescantia bracteata Small image
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Hugh H. Iltis

Hugh H. Iltis

Hugh H. Iltis
Family Commelinaceae
Tradescantia bracteata Small
bracted spiderwort, long-bracted spiderwort, sticky spiderwort
Tradescantia: after John Tradescant, Sr. (c. 1570 - c. 1637), English gardener to King Charles I
bracteata: Latin for "bracted"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-16" tall forb; stems stout, straight, usually unbranched
Flower: rose to blue, 3-parted, petals alike; stalks and sepals with dense, soft hairs; inflorescence a terminal cluster (cyme) with 2 long, leaf-like bracts below
Fruit:papery capsule
Leaf:linear, smooth or with a few hairs at the base, larger leaves 1/3"-1/2" wide
Habitat: prairies

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