Plant ID forum: Hairyflower Spiderwort (Tradescantia hirsutiflora)

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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Mar 23, 2012 2:45 PM CST
This is another lovely that just pops up all over my yard. I know it's spider wort, but no clue which one. Left to it's own devices, I have no idea how tall it would get. I see it on the side of the roads and some clumps look to be a foot or more.





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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Mar 23, 2012 3:27 PM CST
I think it is probably Tradescantia hirsutiflora. It is a native and grows wild in Bay County.

http://src.sfasu.edu/~jvk/PineywoodsPlants/Monocotyledons/Co...

Tradescantia occidentalis also grows in your area but the pictures I have seen don't seem to show the buds being so hairy.
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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Mar 23, 2012 3:46 PM CST
Thanks, Jay. The buds are for sure very hairy. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Jean
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rocklady
Mar 24, 2012 5:32 PM CST
I am going to walk up to the corner tomorrow where there is an abandoned house and check out the spiderwort there. It is growing with wild abandon and I really love the color.
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