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The Purple Heart Plant (Tradescantia pallida) is a flowering evergreen perennial plant in the Commelinaceae family of spiderworts.  It is also known as the Purple Queen.

It is native to eastern Mexico. 

It is a sprawling ground cover, growing to about 20-36 centimetres (8-14 inches) tall. It is also used in hanging pots.

The Purple Heart has pointed red or purple leaves. The flower has three petals and is white, pink, or purple.

It blooms in spring.

Photographed in Paris, France, November 2021.



Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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