C18: New Latin, named after John Tradescant (1570–1638), English botanist and gardener
Examples from the Web for tradescantia
We observed among the plants along this portion of coast, the tradescantia virginica, and T. liatris, and squarrosa scariosa.
The fuchsia and tradescantia contained bundles of raphides of the same form and equally as fine as those of the acrid plants.
The most familiar examples are the various species of Tradescantia (Fig. 88), some of which are native, others exotic.Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany
Douglas Houghton Campbell
Two or three Osbeckias exist; a Tradescantia (T. septem clavata) covers certain patches with its bright blue flowers.
We found also an elegant species of Tradescantia, with a blue flower.