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Tradescantia longipes E. S. Anderson & Woodson
Wild-Crocus Spiderwort

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Tradescantia longipes E.S. Anderson & Woodson
wild crocus

General Information
Symbol: TRLO2
Group: Monocot
Family: Commelinaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : L48   N
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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Commelinales
Family Commelinaceae – Spiderwort family
Genus Tradescantia L. – spiderwort
Species Tradescantia longipes E.S. Anderson & Woodson – wild crocus

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19. Tradescantia longipes E. S. Anderson & Woodson, Contr. Arnold Arbor. 9:91, plate 5, fig. 10; plate 6, fig. 9; plate 10;. 1935.

Herbs, usually ± rosette, erect or ascending, rarely rooting at nodes. Roots not brownish-tomentose. Stems unbranched or sparsely branched, 2--10 cm; internodes pilose or villous. Leaves spirally arranged, sessile; blade dull green, linear-lanceolate, 5--33 ´ 0.3--1.2 cm (distal leaf blades equal to or narrower than sheaths when sheaths opened, flattened), margins sparsely ciliate, apex acute to acuminate, pilose. Inflorescences terminal; bracts foliaceous, ascending, pilose, margins sparsely ciliate. Flowers distinctly pedicillate; pedicels (2--)4--6 cm, pilose with glandular or glandular and eglandular hairs; sepals suffused with pink to purple, 5--11 mm, pilose with glandular, eglandular hairs, glandular hairs numerous, conspicuous, longer hairs 1.5--6 mm; petals distinct, rose to blue or purplish, broadly ovate, not clawed, 8--16 mm; stamens free; filaments bearded. Capsules 4--6 mm. Seeds 2--3 mm; hilum as long as seed. 2n = 24.

Flowering spring (Apr--May). Wooded slopes on rocky hillsides; Ark., Mo.

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