Blue 3 petal wildflower

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  1. BonaDea

    BonaDea Active Member

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    This flower was found in a heavily wooded area by a lake side in Russellville, Arkansas. It has 3 petals and sepals. These photos shows one flower facing camera and another smaller one just underneath. The leaves are elongated and horizontal and curled and heavily veined. Pictures taken 04-01-11. Any help with ID Please???
     

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    kevind76 Active Member

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    Tradescantia?
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes, Tradescantia, but what it is doing flowering on 4 January is odd!
     
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    thanrose Active Member 10 Years

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    Haha, April Fools, Michael!

    It's either Tradescantia ohiensis, or Tradescantia virginiana. Sometimes you can find them with white or pink flowers, and sometimes more blue than this specimen. Mine have been blooming about a month, since first part of March, I'd say.
     
  5. CactiLoverNikki

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    i wasnt sure but it reminds me of a trillium:)

    then again i have seen trillium in wooded areas like this come n bloom every spring they look just like these accept they have pink n white in em or some other colour mixed with white:)
     
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  6. BonaDea

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    Thanks everyone for your replies. It looks like a Tradescantia virginiana by the photos and descriptions of the Tradescantia spiderworts.
     

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