Plant ID forum: What plant is this

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Learnmygarden
Feb 3, 2018 3:20 PM CST
This plant is growing in my Florida backyard, it's spreading like carpet, has purple vines with knots, green leaves.
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Feb 3, 2018 4:54 PM CST
Day flower?
Porkpal
Sydney Australia
Kateinsydney
Feb 3, 2018 6:43 PM CST
Hi, it's a type of tradescantia, also called spiderwort. Easy to pull up but hard to eradicate completely.
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plantladylin
Feb 3, 2018 7:10 PM CST
Reminds me of Callisia cordifolia which is found in Florida but my eyesight is very poor so I'm not sure. @purpleinopp Tiffany may be able to help, I think she's familiar with Tradescantia and Callisia.
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purpleinopp
Feb 4, 2018 7:54 AM CST
You will know when it blooms. It's either T. fluminensis:
Small-leaf Spiderwort (Tradescantia fluminensis)

or a Commelina:
https://garden.org/plants/sear...

In the US, spiderwort is usually used to refer to upright, grassy Tradescantias
https://garden.org/plants/sear...
although the T. fluminensis entry above shows 2 spiderwort nicknames attached to it.
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