Moses-in-the Cradle, Oyster Plant, Tradescantia spathaceais by any name a plant the Urban Conservation Unit and I often find growing in all types of landscaped properties, including government and school grounds. Folks are just not aware of the invasive potential of this plant and also not aware the leaves are poisonous and the sap can cause a mild to severe dermatitis reaction for many who touch it.
Unquestionably Oyster plants are attractive with a rich green topside and purple under leaf and they grow in a neat compact form.
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