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Bracted Spiderwort - Tradescantia bracteata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU
* (see State Rank Reason below)

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Reported from Carter and Custer Counties by GPFA; possible mis-identification of T. occidentalis; specimen review needed.
 
General Description
Stems erect to ascending, 5–45 cm, sometimes branched. Herbage glabrate. Leaves long-acuminate, 15–29 cm × 9–20 mm. Bracts 6–30 cm long. Flowers; pedicels 2–3 cm long; sepals 10–13 mm long, with glandular and eglandular hairs; petals rose, ca. 18 mm long; filaments pilose. Capsule 5–6 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
MT to MN south to OK, KS. Known from Carter and Custer counties (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Bracted Spiderwort — Tradescantia bracteata.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from