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Plant specimen of Tradescantia fluminensis, commonly known as Wandering Jew.

Orignially from South America, this species is considred a major weed in New Zealand. A groundcover weed, it grows quickly and creeps along the soil putting down roots, expecially in damp shady areas. It has dark green shiny smooth leaves.
Taxonomic classification
Tradescantia fluminensis
Natural Science/Botany
Accession date
21 Nov 2005
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