Tradescantia pallida

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Tradescantia pallida (Rose) D. R. Hunt
  • Common Name : Wandering Jew, Purple Heart, Purple Queen
  • Plant Family : Commelinaceae
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 5, 6, 14, 23, 27, 28, 30
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation

About Tradescantia pallida Plant :

  • Habit : An evergreen perennial herb.
  • Leaves : Elongated, pointed leaves, glaucous green, fringed with red or purple.
  • Flowers : Small, sterile three-petaled flowers, white, pink or purple in colour.
  • Fruit : Not known.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : Post monsoon.
  • Significance : Generally used as an ornamental plant.