Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis

IllustratedEndemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.

Stems 5–90 cm. Leaves: blade 5–50 × 0.2–3 cm. Flowers: pedicels 0.8–3 cm, glandular-puberulent, rarely nearly glabrous; sepals 4–11 mm, glandular-puberulent, rarely nearly glabrous; petals bright blue to rose or magenta, 1.2–1.6 cm. 2n = 12, 24.


Phenology: Flowering spring–summer (Mar–Jul).
Habitat: Prairies, plains, fields, thickets, woods, roadsides, and along railroads, mostly in sandy or rocky soils

Distribution

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Man., Ariz., Ark., Colo., Iowa, Kans., La., Minn., Mont., Nebr., N.Mex., N.Dak., Okla., S.Dak., Tex., Utah, Wis., Wyo.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

Robert B. Faden +
(Britton) Smyth +
Tradescantia virginiana var. occidentalis +
Man. +, Ariz. +, Ark. +, Colo. +, Iowa +, Kans. +, La. +, Minn. +, Mont. +, Nebr. +, N.Mex. +, N.Dak. +, Okla. +, S.Dak. +, Tex. +, Utah +, Wis. +  and Wyo. +
Prairies, plains, fields, thickets, woods, roadsides, and along railroads, mostly in sandy or rocky soils +
Flowering spring–summer (Mar–Jul). +
Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Rhoeo +, Setcreasea +  and Zebrina +
Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis +
Tradescantia occidentalis +
variety +