Other names: Wandering Jew, Tradescantia albiflora.
Native of South America.
Occurrence: A weed of damp shaded places. Most of Central Victoria is too dry for this weed to thrive.
Wandering Tradescantia is a troublesome weed in some Melbourne suburbs, particularly along shaded creeklines.
Tradescantia is named in honour of J Tradescant, who was a gardener for Charles I of England.