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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Mar 23, 2013 11:51 AM CST
These were from open field...are they Tradescantia Virginia or Ohio?Thumb of 2013-03-23/piksihk/e107b9
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Mar 25, 2013 8:32 PM CST
I have no clue, but whatever they are, we have them growing in all our pastures - not all as lovely as your specimen, however.
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Mar 25, 2013 9:38 PM CST
Tradescantia can be difficult to identify under normal situations, but especially since they do hybridize. Records that I found show that T. virginiana's range does not reach Texas. Tradescantia ohiensis and Tradescantia hirsutiflora both occur in Jefferson County ( assuming that where your are) and T. occidentalis occurs in Chambers County on the left and Cameron Parish on our right, so there is a good possibility the it is here also.
Here is an identification key, if you can get through all the scientific jargon.

http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=1...
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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Mar 26, 2013 11:37 AM CST
Jay, thanks for all the info. Yes, I'm in Jefferson; and they were from an open field.
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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Mar 28, 2013 10:13 AM CST
Look what I found today...white and pink together.

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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Mar 28, 2013 3:35 PM CST
That's interesting. I have seen pink ones growing next to purple ones, but never a multi-colored one.
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Mar 28, 2013 7:54 PM CST
That's a nice one!
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Mar 28, 2013 9:26 PM CST

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A spiderwortsport!
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Mar 28, 2013 9:28 PM CST
Bubbles said:A spiderwortsport!


Rolling on the floor laughing

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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Mar 28, 2013 10:08 PM CST
Oh, bad!
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Mar 28, 2013 10:52 PM CST
porkpal said:Oh, bad!


I agree Hilarious!
Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Mar 29, 2013 9:27 AM CST
You're right, Jay; I have the the pink growing next to the purples but this is the first multi-colored one which is in the lawn 10 ft from the bed. I've seen some white with light pink edging before but this one is different.
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Mar 29, 2013 9:35 AM CST

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You should add your new find to the data base.
Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Mar 29, 2013 10:42 AM CST
I just ran out to save it from the mower...just in time too.
OK, Sandi, will do.
God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Martin Luther
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
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porkpal
Mar 29, 2013 2:42 PM CST
Good save! - or you'd have had spiderwortmort?


Make that: spiderwortsportmort, perhaps.
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Mar 29, 2013 4:28 PM CST

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Thanks, I needed a smile!
Actually, I had a spiderwortsportmortsnort
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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Mar 29, 2013 10:32 PM CST
Very good, bubbles & porkpal Hilarious!

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pbtxlady
Apr 16, 2013 8:22 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing

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