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Tradescantia reverchonii Bush
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Tradescantia reverchonii, Texas Spiderwort, plant
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Tradescantia reverchonii, Texas Spiderwort, plant

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Tradescantia reverchonii Bush
Reverchon's spiderwort

General Information
Symbol: TRRE
Group: Monocot
Family: Commelinaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : L48   N
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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 reverchonii Bush – Reverchon's spiderwort

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14. Tradescantia reverchonii Bush, 14:190. 1904.

Herbs, erect or ascending, rarely rooting at nodes. Roots thick, fleshy, densely brownish-tomentose. Stems erect or ascending, unbranched or sparsely branched, 30--105 cm; internodes arachnoid-pubescent. Leaves spirally arranged, sessile; blade linear-lanceolate, 10--35 ´ 0.7--2.8 cm (distal leaf blades equal to or narrower than sheaths when sheaths opened, flattened), apex acuminate, arachnoid-pubescent, especially on sheaths. Inflorescences terminal, often axillary; bracts foliaceous. Flowers distinctly pedicillate; pedicels 1--2.3 cm, pilose or villous with eglandular or mixed eglandular, glandular hairs; sepals 5--14 mm, pubescent with mixture of glandular, eglandular hairs; petals distinct, bright blue-violet, rarely rose or white, broadly ovate, not clawed, 15--18 mm; stamens free; filaments bearded. Capsules 6--8 mm. Seeds 3--4 mm; hilum as long as seed. 2n = 12, 24.

Flowering spring--summer (Mar--Jul). Sandhills with oaks, pine woods, rocky open woods, rarely seepage areas, and roadsides; Ark., La., Tex.

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