Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of monocotyledonous plants, type of tribe Tradescantieæ in the order Commelinaceæ. It is characterized by flowers in sessile or panicled fascicles within the base of complicate floral leaves, by anther-cells commonly on the margins of a broadish connective, and by a three-celled ovary with two ovules in each cell. There are about 32 species, all American, both northern and tropical. They are perennial herbs with simple or somewhat branched stems of much variety in leaf and habit. The fascicles of the inflorescence resemble compact umbels, but are centrifugal; they are either loosely or densely panieled, or, as in
T. Virginica. are reduced to a single fascicle. The species are known as spiderwort (which see); three or four occur within the United States, of which T. Virginica is widely distributed and is often cultivated in gardens; two others are southern—T. rosea and T. Floridana. Several species are cultivated under glass, as T. discolor, a white-flowered evergreen with leaves purple beneath, and T. zebrina, a trailing South American perennial. Ste wandering-jew.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A genus including spiderwort and Wandering Jew.
- n. spiderworts.
“There was lots of shrieking this week when we potted up the new Tradescantia ‘Blushing Bride.’”
“Foliage plants with colorful leaves, the purple of ‘African Queen’ Tradescantia, or the pink, white, and green of Tricolor Sage, add color and interest.”
“Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina): Also known as “Inch Plant”, Wandering Jew has leaves with strong dark green and silvery green contrast.”
“I also grow a silver-leafed version of the common green-leaf brunnera called Jack Frost, which is particularly amazing-looking when its bright blue flowers are blooming, and a variety of spiderwort (Tradescantia) called Sweet Kate, whose own blue flowers stand out against its unusual bright yellow leaves instead of the typical green ones.”
“Many are native to our area, including Spiderwort, Tradescantia virginiana.”
“Wandering Jew Tradescantia zebrina: Also known as “Inch Plant”, Wandering Jew has leaves with strong dark green and silvery green contrast.”
“The main weed species being targeted in Northland are wild ginger (Hedychium garderianum), cord grass (Spartina alterniflora), mistflower (Ageratina riparia), and wandering Jew (Tradescantia fluminensis).”
“Height, 1 ft. There are other varieties of Tradescantia; they all make good border plants, thrive in any situation, and are continuous bloomers.”
“Mother of thousands, _Tradescantia crassifolia_ (?).”
“_ _Tradescantia_, in _Musa_, &c. The spathe of _Arum maculatum_ is sometimes represented by a stalked leaf similar to that which occurs, under ordinary circumstances, in”
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I spent a few seasons doing gardening work for a former English professor. This is just a list of some of the friends I made in her garden. (Some of these plants spent the winter inside, of course.)
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