Tradescantia pallida (Purple Heart)

Tradescantia pallida (Purple Heart), Aka Wandering Jew,  Purple Secret, Creeping Jesus, and Purple Queen, is native to the Gulf Coast region of eastern Mexico.  Edward Palmer was the first European to observe and assign a Latin name to the type specimen near Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas in 1907. It belongs to the Commelina family and is a…

Climbing Dayflower (Commelina diffusa)

Climbing Dayflower (Commelina diffusa) Aka Spreading Dayflower, is native in parts of the West Indies, including much of Puerto Rico and several of the Virgin Islands such as Saint Croix, Saint Thomas and Tortola. It has also been introduced to the southeastern United States where it is present from Maryland in the north, west to Missouri and south to Texas and Florida. It has also been introduced to Hawaii, where it is a common and quickly spreading weed. 1/400 sec;…