Wild Florida Photo - Tradescantia fluminensis

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Tradescantia fluminensis

SMALL-LEAF SPIDERWORT

Not native to Florida

Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council:  Category I designation
This plant is an invasive exotic that is altering native plant communities by displacing native species, changing community structures or ecological functions, or hybridizing with natives.
This species should never be planted (many with this designation are prohibited by law), and generally should be removed whenever possible.

  
Tradescantia fluminensis is a member of the Commelinaceae - Spiderwort family.

Other species of the Tradescantia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Tradescantia ohiensis - BLUEJACKET
  View  Tradescantia roseolens - LONGLEAF SPIDERWORT