|Scientific Name||Tradescantia humilis||USDA PLANTS Symbol||TRHU|
|Common Name||Texas Spiderwort||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||39165|
|Description|| Habitat: Sandy and rocky soils of the Central and South Texas; disturbed areas, roadsides and fencerows.
Plant: Upright perennial, spreading stems, branched particularly at base; several inches tall.
Leaves: Narrow, recurved linear to lanceolate leaves 4 to 8 inches long; edges are crisped, ciliate and purple-tinged; surfaces smooth or with soft, downy hairs.
Inflorescence: Blue/violet blossoms on pedicels 1/2 to 1-inch long, each blossom about 1 inch across with three broad, pointed petals, 6 stamens; with dull green bracts similar to leaf form, hairy, purple-tinged.
Blooming Period: March to June.
Reference: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason, SEINet and Texas A&M/Uvalde
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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