|Scientific Name||Tradescantia hirsutiflora||USDA PLANTS Symbol||TRHI|
|Common Name||Hairy-flower Spiderwort||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||39164|
|Description|| Habitat: Sandy soils along roadsides, fields, scrub, prairies and open woods,
Plant: Upright perennial, single, straight or slightly bent stem, somewhat pubescent-hairy; up to 20 inches inches tall.
Leaves: Linear to lanceolate leaves 4 to 8 inches long; 6 to 12 inches long and 1/4 to 3/4-inch wide; sessile; surfaces pubescent-hairy, occasionally smooth.
Inflorescence: Blue/violet blossoms on pedicels 5/8 to 1-1/8 inch long, each blossom about 1 inch across with three broad, pointed petals and 6 stamens; below are hairy, green widely-spreading bracts similar to leaves, 2 (usually) that are about 6 inches long and 1/2-inch wide and several short ones.
Blooming Period: March to June.
Reference: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, Flora of North America and Transactions of the Academy Society of St. Louis, Vol XIV.
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