Longbract Spiderwort (Tradescantia bracteata)


Tradescantia Bracteata, or more commonly know as Longbract Spiderwort, 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 Bracteata or Longbract Spiderwort's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Tradescantia
  • Family: Commelinaceae
  • Order: Commelinales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • State T/E Status: IL (T) MI (PREX)
  • State T/E Common Name: IL (prairie spiderwort) MI (long-bracted spiderwort)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: UPL FAC
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(UPL) 3(FACU-) 4(FAC) 5(FAC) 6(NI)

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