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Tradescantia virginianaTradescantia virginiana

Virginia spiderwort, widow's tears

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 1-3'
Flowers: Apr.-Jul.; deep blue-purple
Fruit: capsule

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: 4-8
Soil type: Clay Loamy

Habitat

wooded slopes, shale outcrops, moist fields, roadsides

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD VA WV PA

Wildlife

*

Notes

flowers showy



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/343.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004