Tradescantia ohiensis is a perennial monocotyledon herb to 1 m tall in bloom, smooth, with a waxy bloom.
Leaves broadly linear, flat, smooth with a waxy bloom, less than 1 cm wide, base expanded into sheath.
Flowers blue to rose, to 4 cm wide, 3 petals, sepals hairless, with waxy-whitish bloom, to 1.2 cm long, margins often red, flower stalks to 2.5 cm, hairless.
Fruit a capsule.
Wetland status: FAC.
Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.
Habitat: Open areas. Possibly escaped from cultivation.