|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Commelinidae||Dayflowers and spiderworts, and several others|
|Order||Commelinales||Includes dayflowers (spiderworts), bloodworts, water hyacinths, others|
|Family||Commelinaceae||Dayflower or spiderwort family|
|Genus||Tradescantia||After John Tradescant (1608-1662), English gardener to King Charles I|
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Tradescantia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 5 Jun 2010.
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Spiderwort (Tradescantia) · 5/15/1979 · VA · By Tim Chandler Species not yet identified