|Scientific Name||Tradescantia pedicellata||USDA PLANTS Symbol||TRPE9|
|Common Name||Granite Spiderwort, Edwards Plateau Spiderwort||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||505553|
|Family||Commelinaceae (Spiderwort)||Flora of North America Ref.||Click Here|
|Description|| Habitat: Granitic, well-drained soils in pastures and open areas of the Llano uplift in Blanco, Burnet, Llano and Mason counties.
Plant: Upright perennial forming a clump 6 to 12 inches tall; stems are branched from base and have short hairs.
Leaves: Long, narrow, linear to lanceolate leaves 8 to 12 inches long and up to 3/8-inch across, dark green to light yellowish-green, with short hairs with and without glands; pronounced veins.
Inflorescence: Umbel of pink to dark blue blossoms on pedicels 1 to 1-3/4 inches long; flowers about 1 inch across with three broad, rounded or somewhat pointed petals, 6 stamens; sepals are pointed with short, glandular hairs.
Reference: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country: by Marshall Enquist, "Rare Plants of Texas" by Poole, Carr, Price and Singhurst and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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Map Color Key
Endemic to Llano Uplift
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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