Tradescantia virginiana 


Names and Myths


Tradescantia Of Tradescant (John Tradescant 1608-1637 royal gardner to Charles I) virginiana of Virginia

Natural history / Folklore

Spiderworts respond to low level doses of nuclear radiation, filament hairs change from blue to pink.12 Following pollination petals will wilt.11 Extensively cultivated, escapes into areas outside of its native range.46


Flowers violet, purple to pink, sometimes white. Leaves long tapering and bright green. Fowers in spring

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