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Tradescantia — Spiderwort
Two species can be found in Delaware.

Tradescantia virginiana, Virginia Spiderwort
Uncommon native, Piedmont only
Flower buds, and often flower stalks, are covered with long hairs.

Tradescantia ohiensis, Ohio Spiderwort
Native, coastal plain only
Flower stalks are smooth, buds may have a few hairs at the tip.

Sources: The Flora of Delaware, Herbaceous Plants of Maryland.

Copyright David G. Smith

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