Tradescantia Pallida (Purple Heart) FOTD, Jan 29, 2021

 

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13 thoughts on “Tradescantia Pallida (Purple Heart) FOTD, Jan 29, 2021

      1. SAM VOELKER

        Most trillium’s are found in cool wet areas here and to the north, and are a bit larger than what you describe, also several colors, here mostly blue but I have seen purple, red, white, and yellow. I have seen them even in the Dakotas~! Mostly you find them without leaves and they pop up from rhizomes. But the flower is so similar to your photo, I wonder if they may be related.

        The trillium is included Mexican LGBT community as a symbol of their version of the bisexual pride flag~!

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        1. lifelessons Post author

          This is the blossom of the plant more commonly known as wandering Jew and the plant is very different from the trillium greenery, but I can see the similarity in the flowers.

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          1. SAM VOELKER

            Thanks, that helps. it has many names. also “purple heart” some say that it causes a rash to dogs. But just judging from flowers where you can not see the size difference can be confusing. In the spring I will send a photo of the trillium on my place. As you know out here from the cliche, very dry weather and colder winters, I am mostly into wild flowers. Which is much different from what I could have in Houston. Even my green house is now unused and in bad repair. (a windstorm took care of that), I now just bring my potted plants onto the sun porch which I wish I did not have to do. But I do enjoy the wildflowers and plants around my pond.

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  1. M. Oniker

    Wow. I’m going to have to start wearing sunglasses to view your photo posts, Judy! The colors are amazing, from the sunsets, to the bougainvillia (sp??), to this gorgeous little gem. Agree this is a stunning image that could be in a show.

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