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Tradescantia pallida ‘Purpurea’

 

Spiderwort

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCommelinalesIncludes dayflowers (spiderworts), bloodworts, water hyacinths, others
FamilyCommelinaceaeDayflower or spiderwort family
GenusTradescantiaAfter John Tradescant (1608-1662), English gardener to King Charles I
SpeciespallidaPale
Cultivar‘Purpurea’

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Tradescantia pallida ‘Purpurea’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 20 May 2011.

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Tradescantia pallida (Spiderwort)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm)

Tradescantia pallida (Spiderwort)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm)

Tradescantia pallida (Spiderwort)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 16 cm)