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Tradescantia ohiensis Raf.
BLUEJACKET
Smooth Spiderwort; Glaucous Spiderwort

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Tradescantia ohiensis
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Tradescantia ohiensis Raf.

Spiderwort

Tradescantia ohiensis plant

Family - Commelinaceae

Stems - To 1.5m tall, herbaceous, erect, glabrous, typically glaucous.

Leaves - Alternate, grasslike, glabrous, glaucous, to 30cm long, clasping stem.

Inflorescence - Terminal, umbellate cymes with +/- 20 flowers, one or two flowers opening at a time, subtended by foliaceous bracts.

Flowers - Corolla blue-purple, to 4cm broad. Petals 3. Stamens 6, filaments pilose with purple pubescence. The hairs of the stamens multicellular. Calyx glabrous or with some hairs at tip of sepals. Pedicels to +2.5cm long.

Tradescantia ohiensis calyx Calyx.

Tradescantia ohiensis flower Flower.

Tradescantia ohiensis stamens Stamen close-up.

Flowering - May - July.

Habitat - Prairies, disturbed sites, waste ground, open woods, roadsides, railroads.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species is commonly mistaken for a grassy weed by beginners who are delighted to see it bloom. It is the most common species of the genus in Missouri.
The stems are moderately succulent.

Photographs taken in Gainesville, FL. 7-23-02, and at Busiek State Forest, MO., 6-16-05.


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Tradescantia ohiensis Raf.
bluejacket

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General Information
Symbol: TROH
Group: Monocot
Family: Commelinaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
TRCA19 Tradescantia canaliculata Raf.
TRFO2 Tradescantia foliosa Small
TRIN10 Tradescantia incarnata Small
TROHF Tradescantia ohiensis Raf. var. foliosa (Small) MacRoberts
TRRE7 Tradescantia reflexa Raf.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
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 ohiensis Raf. – bluejacket

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Pennsylvania Ohio spiderwort Endangered

Wetland Status

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North America
Arid West FACW
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FAC
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FAC
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU

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Wildlife

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Miller, J.H., and K.V. Miller. 1999. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses . Southern Weed Science Society.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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5. Tradescantia ohiensis Rafinesque, Précis Découv. Somiol. 45. 1814.

Tradescantia canaliculata Rafinesque; T. foliosa Small; T. incarnata Small; T. reflexa Rafinesque

Herbs, erect or ascending, rarely rooting at nodes. Stems 15--115 cm; internodes glabrous or occasionally pilose, glaucous. Leaves spirally arranged, sessile, forming acute angle with stem, arcuate; blade linear to linear-lanceolate, 5--45 ´ 0.4--4.5 cm (distal leaf blades equal to or narrower than sheaths when sheaths opened, flattened), apex acuminate, glaucous, usually glabrous, sometimes pilose near sheath. Inflorescences terminal and often axillary; bracts foliaceous. Flowers distinctly pedicillate; pedicels 0.7--3 cm, glabrous; sepals glaucous, 4--15 mm, glabrous or with apical tuft of eglandular hairs; petals distinct, deep blue to rose, rarely white, broadly ovate, not clawed, 0.8--2 cm; stamens free; filaments bearded. Capsules 4--6 mm. Seeds 2--3 mm. 2n = 12, 24.

Flowering late winter--fall (Feb (Fla.)--Sep). Roadsides, railroad rights-of-way, fields, thickets, less commonly in woods, occasionally along streams; Ont.; Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Miss., Mo., Nebr., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va., W.Va., Wis.

Tradescantia ohiensis is the most common and widespread species in the United States. It hybridizes with many of the other species.

Tradescantia ohiensis var. foliosa (Small) MacRoberts has been recognized for the forms with pilose leaves and sheaths (D. T. MacRoberts 1977). I have found such plants scattered among populations of glabrous plants, and I do not consider them worthy of formal taxonomic status.

The following hybrids are known: Tradescantia ohiensis ´ T. gigantea, in Louisiana and Texas; T. ohiensis ´ T. hirsuticaulis, Arkansas; T. ohiensis ´ T. occidentalis, Arkansas, Louisiana; T. ohiensis ´ T. ozarkana, Arkansas; T. ohiensis ´ T. paludosa, Louisiana (reported by MacRoberts, 1980); T. ohiensis ´ T. roseolens, Alabama, Florida; T. ohiensis ´ T. subaspera, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia; and T. ohiensis ´ T. virginiana, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

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