Common Names:- None
Meaning:- Tradescantia (L) For Old John Tradescant (1567-1638) gardener to
Fluminensis (L) Of the river, from Rio de Janeiro.
General description:- Perennial, spreading ground cover.
1) 3-6 cm, dark-green and shiny, pointed tips, broadly ovate, acute, rather fleshy,
usually purplish beneath, glabrous except for some cilia at the mouth of the
4) Petals, up to 12 mm, narrowly ovate, white or pale lilac.
Habitat:- Moist shady habitats at low levels.
Distribution:- Limited distribution in the Mediterranean. Introduced, native to S.
America. Rare on Crete, mainly to the west.
Flowering time:- June-Aug
Photos by:- Enda McMullen