boatlily USDA PLANTS Symbol: TRSP8
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Forbs/Herbs
Tradescantia spathacea Sw.

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Taxonomic Rank: Liliopsida: Commelinales: Commelinaceae
Synonym(s): oyster plant
Native Range: West Indies, Mex., Central America ()

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EDDMapS Distribution:
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State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

Invasive Listing Sources:
Faith Campbell, 1998
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council