Espoo, Finland

Could you help me identify this plant? Sorry for the bad picture quality.

The leaves are thin, dark green but purple on the underside. The stem is also purple-ish. I don't know if it flowers. I think it is a kind of ground covering plant, or climbing plant, based on how it grows. It has been very easy to care for so far, but it really seems to enjoy lots of light.

Thanks!

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Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Tradescantia

Espoo, Finland

Which kind of Tradescantia? It looks a lot like Tradescantia zebrina but it has no stripes whatsoever...

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Perhaps a cultivar of T. fluminensis?

Espoo, Finland

Ok, thanks a lot! :)

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

You're welcome. Someone else may have a more definitive ID.

Opp, AL(Zone 8b)

T. fluminensis shouldn't be purple on the back. Have you seen any flowers?

Opp, AL(Zone 8b)

Cville, Good call, I've been in the bowels of searching Trads recently. They are a confusing and increasingly fascinating bunch, managed to collect 6 so far. I found two other sources confirming that. I haven't seen any that is purple on the back, but would now like to. Wonder if there's some other Tradescantia genes in the lineage of some of these plants? Doesn't seem to be an exposure thing, from what I've seen.

http://www.floridata.com/ref/t/trad_flu.cfm
http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/node/455

Could I interest you in taking a look at my NOID plant?
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1309171/

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