The foliage gives the general impression of a cultivated onion, but the blue flowers
certainly do not. Tradescantia is differentiated from Commelina by its hairy stamen filaments &
having the flowers in an open umbellate inflorescence rather than enveloped by a spathe.
A flower along the Pine Tree Trail at Aguirre Springs on the east side of the Organ Mts.,
An inflorescence at Aguirre Springs, 9/24/05.
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