Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
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"
|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|
|Leaf:||linear, smooth or with a few hairs at the base, larger leaves 1/3"-1/2" wide|