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Know Your Natives – Ernest’s Spidewort

Ernest’s spiderwort (Tradescantia ernestiana) of the Commelinaceae (Spiderwort) family is an early-blooming, low-growing species, one of the 12 spiderworts that occur in Arkansas. The genus name honors John Tradescant, gardener to Charles I of England, while the specific epithet honors … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Virginia Dayflower

Virginia dayflower (Commelina virginica) of the Dayflower (Commelinaceae) Family is a perennial herbaceous monocot (one seed-leaf) that favors shaded areas with wet soils.  It occurs in the U.S. from Texas to Nebraska to New York and south to the borders.  … Continue reading

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