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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin



Prairie Spiderwort   Tradescantia occidentalis    
Spiderwort family — Commelinaceae

Also known as:
Western Spiderwort, Sangrinaria

Slides: (click for larger view)

 

As with all spiderworts, the petals of this species wilt rapidly into "nothing" soon after picking. It is a widespread and common wildflower of Texas prairies, blooming in the morning from spring into mid-summer. Petal color varies from pink to blue to purplish.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)

 
 
 

Flowering Months: April, May, June, July

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