The Tortoise Club

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Tradescantia virginiana; T. andersoniana

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Tradescantia virginiana, the Virginia spiderwort, is a species of flowering plant in the family Commelinaceae. It is the type species of Tradescantia, native to the eastern United States. It is commonly grown in many gardens and also found growing wild along roadsides and railway lines. There are no known toxins in this plant and it can be fed in moderation.