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1. Pedicels and sepals glabrous or with a few hairs at base or apex of the latter.

T. ohiensis

1. Pedicels and sepals conspicuously pubescent throughout.

2. Pubescence largely of glandular-viscid hairs.

T. bracteata

2. Pubescence of glandless hairs.

T. virginiana

All species found in Tradescantia

Tradescantia bracteataLONG-BRACTED SPIDERWORT 
Tradescantia ohiensisCOMMON SPIDERWORT 
Tradescantia virginianaVIRGINIA SPIDERWORT 


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 29, 2023.