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Tradescantia ozarkana E. S. Anderson & Woodson
OZARK SPIDERWORT
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Tradescantia ozarkana Anders. & Woods.

Ozark Spiderwort

Tradescantia ozarkana plant

Family - Commelinaceae

Stems - To +50cm tall, simple, from thickened roots, herbaceous, glabrous to hirsute, glaucous, somewhat succulent.

Leaves - Alternate, sheathing at base, to -30cm long, +/-4cm broad, glaucous above and below (less so above), glabrous, ciliate margined, narrowly lanceolate.

Tradescantia ozarkana plant

Inflorescence - Terminal, bracteate, umbellate cymes of +/-15 flowers. Pedicels +/-3cm long, glandular pilose, strongly recurving in fruit.

Flowers - Petals 3, white to pink or lilac, glabrous, broadly ovate, +/-2cm long and broad, distinct. Stamens 6. Filaments 3mm long, white, with dense multicellular hairs attached mostly in lower half, (hairs longer than filament). Anthers yellow, 2mm broad, 1mm long. Style 1, glabrous, 2-3mm long. Ovary superior, 3-locular, (one ovule per locule), with erect gland-tipped hairs on summit. Sepals 3, ovate, acute, glandular pilose externally, glabrous internally, +/-8mm long, 4mm broad, free, accrescent.

Tradescantia ozarkana calyx Calyx.

Tradescantia ozarkana flower

Flowering - April - May.

Habitat - Slopes, woods, bluff ledges.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This is a nice plant because it's not the usual T. ohiensis , which, while striking, is very common.
T. ozarkana can have variably colored flowers. I also photographed this pinkish-lilac colored flower:

Tradescantia ozarkana flower

The stems are typically glabrous but the white flowered plants shown above all had hirsute stems. In the "Flora of Missouri" Steyermark writes that he found plants with hirsute (densely pubescent) stems in Taney County, which is where these photographs were taken. Julian Steyermark was the man.
The plant can be found in rich, rocky areas of the habitats mentioned above.

Photographs taken in the Hercules Glade Wilderness, Mark Twain National Forest, Taney County, MO., 4-28-00.


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Tradescantia ozarkana E.S. Anderson & Woodson
Ozark spiderwort


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Symbol: TROZ
Group: Monocot
Family: Commelinaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : L48   N
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Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
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Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Commelinales
Family Commelinaceae – Spiderwort family
Genus Tradescantia L. – spiderwort
Species Tradescantia ozarkana E.S. Anderson & Woodson – Ozark spiderwort

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3. Tradescantia ozarkana E. S. Anderson & Woodson, Contr. Arnold Arbor. 9: 56, plate 12, map 3. 1935.

Herbs, erect or ascending, rarely rooting at nodes. Stems not flexuous, 10--50 cm; internodes glabrous to pilose. Leaves spirally arranged, sessile; blade silvery or gray-green, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate or linear-oblong, 8--28 ´ 1--6 cm (distal leaf blades wider than sheaths when sheaths opened, flattened), base ± rounded to cuneate, apex acuminate, ± glaucous, usually glabrous. Inflorescences all or mostly terminal; bracts foliaceous. Flowers distinctly pedicillate; pedicels 2--3.2 cm, glandular-pilosulose; sepals 6--12 mm, sparsely to densely glandular-pilosulose; petals distinct, white or pale pink to pale lavender, broadly ovate, not clawed, 1.2--1.6 cm; stamens free. Capsules 6--8 mm. Seeds 3--4 mm. 2n = 12, 24.

Flowering spring (Apr--May). Rich woods, mainly on rocky slopes and along cliffs, occasionally in bottomlands; Ark., Mo., Okla.

Tradescantia ozarkana is endemic to the Ozarks.

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