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Tradescantia zebrina hort. ex Bosse

General Information
Symbol: TRZE
Group: Monocot
Family: Commelinaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: HI   I
L48   I
PB   I
PR   I
VI   I
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Symbol Scientific Name
TRPE16 Tradescantia pendula (Schinz) D.R. Hunt
ZEPE2 Zebrina pendula Schinz
ZEPEQ Zebrina pendula Schinz var. quadrifolia L.H. Bailey


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Commelinales
Family Commelinaceae – Spiderwort family
Genus Tradescantia L. – spiderwort
Species Tradescantia zebrina hort. ex Bosse – inchplant

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Caribbean FACU
Hawaii FAC
North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain UPL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont UPL



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover