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Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana)

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Other common names: Trinity
Family: Commelinaceae (Spiderwort)
Height: 0.65 to 2 ft.
Blooms: April to June
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size:  2 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 3 parts
Location: Montour Trail
Date:  6/1/2003
Notes: Distinctive yellow antlers atop purple stamens.
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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