Tradescantia spathacea Sw.
Rhoeo discolor (L’Hér.) Hance ex Walp.
Rhoeo spathacea (Sw.) Stearn
Tradescantia bicolor L’Hér.
Tradescantia discolor L’Hér.
Boat lily, moses in a cradle
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Commelinidae||Dayflowers and spiderworts, and several others|
|Order||Commelinales||Includes dayflowers (spiderworts), bloodworts, water hyacinths, others|
|Family||Commelinaceae||Dayflower or spiderwort family|
|Genus||Tradescantia||After John Tradescant (1608-1662), English gardener to King Charles I|
|Species||spathacea||Means “with a spathe,” referring to the large, colored bracts that enclose the flower cluster|
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Tradescantia spathacea description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm)
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