Western Spiderwort

Western Spiderwort

$225.00

Common Name: Western Spiderwort
Family: SPIDERWORT (COMMELINACEAE)
Genus: TRADESCANTIA
Species: OCCIDENTALIS
Specimen Nature: HERBARIUM SPECIMEN
Catalogue Number: 20329
Location: SOUTHWESTERN MANITOBA

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Product Description

The only member of its family native to Western Canada, Western Spiderwort is a rare, federally protected species. The broken stems secrete a sticky substance, which forms cobweb-like strands when hardened, giving the plant its common name. High spring moisture benefits the annual population size. However, the main factors in population decline are habitat loss and sand dune stabilization.

$225 Artefacts include:

  • 1 year adoption
  • Certificate & photo
  • Personal story/description explaining what the artefact means to you
  • Tax receipt for $225
  • Invite to Annual Event
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