Tradescantia ohiensis Raf.
Family: Commelinaceae
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[Tradescantia canaliculata Raf.,  more]
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Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Tradescantia: after John Tradescant, Sr. (c. 1570 - c. 1637), English gardener to King Charles I
Plants: erect, perennial, 16"-40" tall forb with sticky juice; stems slender, mostly straight, smooth with white powder on the surface, often branching
Leaves: linear, flat, firm, smooth, usually less than 1/3" wide; base obviously surrounding the stem
Flowers: blue to pink (occasionally white), 3-parted, 1" wide, petals alike, sepals mostly smooth and often with red edges; inflorescence terminal cluster (cyme) with 2 long, leaf-like bracts below; blooms April-July
Fruits: papery, round capsule
Habitat: full to partial sun; dry, moderate moisture, to wet; roadsides, meadows, prairies; in sandy, loamy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Kitty Kohout  
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Christopher Noll  
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Christopher Noll  
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Christopher Noll  
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Merel R. Black  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Kitty Kohout  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Merel R. Black  
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Margery Melgaard  
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Christopher Noll  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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John M. Schoeneker  
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