Pinewoods Spiderwort

Tradescantia pinetorum

Pinewoods Spiderwort, Tradescantia pinetorum, photo © by Mike Plagens

Observed in mixed conifer and riparian forest in Reynolds Canyon, Sierra Ancha, Gila Co., Arizona, USA. 10 June 2010.

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Habit of Tradescantia pinetorum, photo © by Mike Plagens FLOWERS: Purple flowers with three petals. Color can also range from rose to blue.

LEAVES: The slender leaves appear like grass.

HERB: Tuberous underground roots allow for regrowth year after year..

RANGE: Found in moist canyons in the mountains of Arizona and New Mexico and south into Mexico.

UNARMED. No spines.

Commelinaceae -- Spiderwort Family

More Information:

Arizona Naturalist
Arizona's Ponderosa Woodlands
The Flora of Arizona's Ponderosa Woodlands


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