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Sparks42
Lexington, NC
(Zone 7a)

July 29, 2010
3:16 PM

Post #8005122

We live in the independent portion of an assisted living complex. Just out side the assisted living portion is a flower garden. One of them is a purple plant with a small rose colored flower on it. I took a picture of the plant in late afternoon and the small rose flower had closed up. I hope some one can identify the plant.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 29, 2010
6:25 PM

Post #8005458

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/186408/

Tradescantia pallida - also known as Wandering Jew.
Sparks42
Lexington, NC
(Zone 7a)

July 30, 2010
3:17 AM

Post #8005992

Thank you pirl, at least I can pronounce Wandering Jew. lol

sparks
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 30, 2010
5:36 AM

Post #8006134

Some of those names are real winners, aren't they?
roadrunner
Hereford, AZ
(Zone 8a)

October 5, 2010
9:31 PM

Post #8140337

I had some in Fl and I thought they said it was Purple Queen...I don't do Latin. Jo

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