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Boatlily (Tradescantia spathacea)

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Tradescantia Spathacea, or more commonly know as Boatlily, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Tradescantia. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Tradescantia Spathacea or Boatlily's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands, specifically in the states of Florida, Hawaii and Louisiana.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Tradescantia
  • Family: Commelinaceae
  • Order: Commelinales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) HI (I) PR (I) VI (I)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: FLEPPC




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