Plant Identification - Knowledgebase Question

Chula Vista, Ca
Question by rdpayne13
June 27, 2010
I have a bit of ground cover I. and no one else in the area can identify.
I'm not trying to get rid of it, I would simply like to know what it is correctly called.
It has the appearance of an ice plant.
It breaks apart easily and the pieces will spread roots wherever they are laid.
It is purple in color with long triangular leaves and pale purple blooms.
Where can I go to identify this plant?

Answer from NGA
June 27, 2010


If you can post a picture on Flickr or a similar website and send us a link to the photo, we can identify the plant for you. If the leaves are purple and triangular and it has pale purple blooms, I'm guessing it is Tradescantia pallida 'Purple Heart'. Google the name and see if pictures match your plant. If not, post a picture of it and send us a link and we'll check it out for you.

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