Tradescantia rosea Vent.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Tradescantia rosea Vent.

  • Description

    Species Description - Glabrous or nearly so; stems cespitose, very slender, usually branched, 1–4 dm; lvs erect, narrowly linear, 1–5 mm wide, equaling or exceeding the stems; bracts scarious or green, linear, rarely 1 cm; pedicels 10–15 mm; sep 5 mm; pet bright pink, 1 cm; capsule subglobose, 4 mm thick; 2n=12, 24, 36. Sandy soil; se. Va. to Fla. Our plants are the well marked var. graminea (Small) E. S. Anderson & Woodson. (Callisia r.; Cuthbertia r.)

  • Common Names

    pink spiderwort