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Tradescantia occidentalis (Britton) Smyth
PRAIRIE SPIDERWORT
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Tradescantia occidentalis, Western Spiderwort
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Tradescantia occidentalis, Western Spiderwort

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Tradescantia occidentalis (Britton) Smyth
prairie spiderwort

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General Information
Symbol: TROC
Group: Monocot
Family: Commelinaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Patrick J. Alexander. Usage Requirements .

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©Al Schneider. Southwest Colorado Wildflowers . United States, CO, NM, AZ, UT, Four Corners vicinity, within 150 miles of the corners. Usage Requirements .

©Al Schneider. Southwest Colorado Wildflowers . United States, CO, NM, AZ, UT, Four Corners vicinity, within 150 miles of the corners. Usage Requirements .

©Al Schneider. Southwest Colorado Wildflowers . United States, CO, NM, AZ, UT, Four Corners vicinity, within 150 miles of the corners. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 461. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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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 occidentalis (Britton) Smyth – prairie spiderwort

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 3 subspecies of Tradescantia occidentalis . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Tradescantia occidentalis</i>
(Britton) Smyth var. <i>
melanthera</i>
MacRoberts
Tradescantia occidentalis var. melanthera
prairie spiderwort Distribution of <i>
Tradescantia occidentalis</i>
(Britton) Smyth var. <i>
occidentalis </i>
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
prairie spiderwort Distribution of <i>
Tradescantia occidentalis</i>
(Britton) Smyth var. <i>
scopulorum</i>
(Rose) E.S. Anderson & Woodson
Tradescantia occidentalis var. scopulorum
prairie spiderwort

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Wetland Status

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North America
Arid West FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain UPL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont UPL
Great Plains UPL
Midwest UPL
Northcentral & Northeast UPL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU

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11. Tradescantia occidentalis (Britton) Smyth, Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science. 16: 163. 1899.

Tradescantia virginiana Linnaeus var. occidentalis Britton in N. L. Britton and A. Brown, Ill. Fl. N. U.S. 1: 377. 1896

Herbs, erect or ascending, rarely rooting at nodes. Stems 5--90 cm; internodes glaucous, glabrous. Leaves spirally arranged, sessile; blade linear-lanceolate, 5--50 ´ 0.2--3 cm (distal leaf blades equal to or narrower than sheaths when sheaths opened, flattened), apex acuminate, glaucous, glabrous. Inflorescences terminal, often axillary; bracts foliaceous. Flowers distinctly pedicillate; pedicels 0.8--3 cm, glandular-puberulent, rarely glabrous or glabrescent; sepals 4--11 mm, glandular-puberulent, usually with apical tuft of eglandular hairs, occasionally with scattered eglandular hairs among glandular, rarely glabrous or glabrescent; petals distinct, bright blue to rose or magenta, broadly ovate, not clawed, 6--16 mm; stamens free; filaments bearded. Capsules 4--7 mm. Seeds 2--4 mm.

Varieties 2 (2 in the flora): North America.

All of the chromosome counts cited by E. Anderson (1954) for this species are attributable to Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis.

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Number of matches : 21
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Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3090 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3091 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3092 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3093 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3094 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3095 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3096 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3097 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3098 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3099 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3100 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3101 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3102 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3103 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3104 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3105 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3106 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3107 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3108 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3109 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3110 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

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Number of matches : 25
Query: SELECT * FROM img WHERE ready=1 and taxon like "Tradescantia occidentalis%" and (lifeform != "specimen_tag" OR lifeform != "Plant") ORDER BY taxon

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Tradescantia occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis
Spiderwort
ID: 0000 0000 1202 0758 [detail]
© 1997 Christopher L. Christie

Tradescantia occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis
Spiderwort
ID: 0000 0000 0710 0090 [detail]
© 2010 Gregg Pasterick

Tradescantia occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 6666 6666 0711 0037 [detail]
Gerald and Buff Corsi
© 2011 California Academy of Sciences

Tradescantia occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 6666 6666 0711 0038 [detail]
Gerald and Buff Corsi
© 2011 California Academy of Sciences

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3090 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3091 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3092 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3093 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3094 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3095 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3096 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3097 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3098 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3099 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3100 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3101 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3102 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3103 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3104 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3105 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3106 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3107 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3108 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis
Prairie Spiderwort
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3109 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

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