Help with ID...a wondering Jew maybe?

lorabell NC(8)August 18, 2014

Dark Purple backside, green and white design topside..

I think a wondering jew but would love a second opinion..

Appreciate it.

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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Tradescantia zebrina, formerly Zebrina pendula.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 4:19PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

you gotta think there is a better name ... and lo and behold... hoov nailed it ...

BTW.. they wander.. not wonder.. lol ...


    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 4:29PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

And I'll just add that "zebrina" refers to its stripes.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 8:54PM
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it would be interesting how the name wandering Jew was given to the plant. I don't think its anti-Semitic but without any historian to consult you cant really be sure. I mean; Joshua Tree could also be considered to be Hebrew. I am not Jewish but if a plant was somehow related to my religion I would be more flattered than insulted. But that's me .

    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 11:04PM
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