Tradescantia bracteata Small
Family: Commelinaceae
bracted spiderwort,  more...
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Hugh H. Iltis  
Etymology: Tradescantia: after John Tradescant, Sr. (c. 1570 - c. 1637), English gardener to King Charles I
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-16" tall forb; stems stout, straight, usually unbranched
Leaves: linear, smooth or with a few hairs at the base, larger leaves 1/3"-1/2" wide
Flowers: 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
Fruits: papery capsule
Habitat: prairies
Conservation Status: Native
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Hugh H. Iltis  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Hugh H. Iltis  
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