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Tradescantia subacaulis Bush
STEMLESS SPIDERWORT
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Tradescantia subacaulis Bush
stemless spiderwort

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

Symbol Scientific Name
TRTE6 Tradescantia texana Bush

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 subacaulis Bush – stemless spiderwort

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Wildlife

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Everitt Low

Cover

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Everitt, J.H., D.L. Drawe, and R.I. Lonard. 1999. Field guide to the broad leaved herbaceous plants of South Texas used by livestock and wildlife . Texas Tech University Press. Lubbock.

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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15. Tradescantia subacaulis Bush, 14:185. 1904.

Herbs, erect or ascending, rarely rooting at nodes. Roots thick, brownish-tomentose. Stems spreading, diffusely branched, particularly at base, 10--30 cm, arachnoid-villous or rarely nearly glabrescent. Leaves relatively lax and flaccid; blade deep green, linear-lanceolate, 10--18 ´ 0.5--1.5 cm (distal leaf blades equal to or narrower than sheaths when sheaths opened, flattened), ± arachnoid-villous as on stems. Inflorescences terminal, solitary, often with axillary, pedunculate inflorescences from distal nodes; bracts foliaceous, similar to leaves in form, ± arachnoid-villous. Flowers violet-scented; distinctly pedicillate; pedicels 2--3 cm, puberulent or pilose with mixed glandular, eglandular hairs; sepals green or suffused with rose or purple, 7--8 mm, pubescent with mixture of glandular, eglandular hairs; petals distinct, bright blue, broadly ovate, not clawed, 13--14 mm; stamens free; filaments bearded. Capsules 5--6 mm. Seeds 2--3 mm; hilum as long as seed. 2n = 12.

Flowering spring (Mar--Jun). Sandy soil; Tex.

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