Tradescantia virginiana L.
  • L., Sp. Pl. : 288 (1753)


This taxon is accepted by WCS higher taxonomy

General Description

Stems 30-60 cm, erect, caespitose. Leaves 15-35 cm x 5-25 mm, linear- lanceolate, glabrous or puberulent. Cymes many-flowered; pedicels 2-3 cm. Sepals 10-15 mm, hairy; petals 12-18 mm, broadly ovate, violet (rarely white). Seeds 3-6.

Distribution

Naturalized in S. Europe.

Uses

Widely cultivated for ornament.

Distribution Map

 
  • Native distribution
  • Introduced distribution
Found in
  • Northern America Eastern Canada Ontario
  • North-Central U.S.A. Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Missouri
  • Wisconsin
  • Northeastern U.S.A. Connecticut
  • Indiana
  • Maine
  • Masachusettes
  • Michigan
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode I.
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia
  • Southeastern U.S.A. Alabama
  • Arkansas (Doubtful)
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi (Doubtful)
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Southern America Caribbean Cuba
Introduced into
  • Africa Macaronesia Madeira
  • Asia-Temperate Caucasus North Caucasus
  • Transcaucasus
  • Europe Southeastern Europe Italy
  • Southwestern Europe France
  • Northern America Southwestern U.S.A. California

  Bibliography

  • 1 Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • 2 Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Conspectus Florae Caucasi 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • 3 Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 4Burges, N.A. Tradescantia L. Flora Europaea 5, 116 (1980).

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WCS higher taxonomy
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