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Taxon: Tradescantia virginiana L.

 
Genus: Tradescantia
Family: Commelinaceae
Subfamily: Commelinoideae
Tribe: Tradescantieae
Subtribe: Tradescantiinae
Nomen number: 36812
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:288. 1753
Link to protologue:
Comment: [horticultural hybrids involving this species are included here]
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 26-Jan-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Apr-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 6 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • spiderwort  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • Virginia spiderwort  (Source: Glea Cron ed2) - English
  • white spiderwort  (Source: Zander Ency) - English
  • widow's-tears  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • éphémère de Virginie  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • Garten-Dreimasterblume  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • virginische Dreimasterblume  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • ängstremastarblomma  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Ontario (s.)]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, Wisconsin]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas (n.w.?), Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi (n.?), North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee (http://tenn.bio.utk.edu/vascular/database/vascular-database.asp?CategoryID=Monocots&FamilyID=Commelinaceae&GenusID=Tradescantia&SpeciesID=virginiana), Virginia, District of Columbia]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (possibly natzd. from cult. in n. part of range)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Angelo, R. & D. E. Boufford Atlas of the flora of New England (on-line resource). (Atlas NEng)
  3. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. (F Java)
  4. Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  5. Chester, E. W. et al. Atlas of Tennessee vascular plants. (Atlas Tenn)
  6. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  7. Faden, R. B. 2000. Commelinaceae (F NAmer) 22:174, 179-180.
  8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  9. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  10. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  11. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  12. Radford, A. E. et al. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas. (F Carolin)
  13. Townsend, J., ed. South Carolina plant atlas (on-line resource). (Atlas SCarol)
  14. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  15. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)
  16. Wetter, M. A. et al. WISFLORA: Wisconsin vascular plant species (on-line resource). (F Wisconsin)
  17. Wherry, E. T. et al. Atlas of the flora of Pennsylvania. (Atlas Penn)
  18. Yatskievych, G. Steyermark's Flora of Missouri, revised edition. 1999- (F Missouri ed2)

Check other web resources for Tradescantia virginiana L. :


Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=36812. Accessed 15 December 2018.