Wandering jew identification
Wandering jew (Tradescantia fluminensis) is a highly invasive ground-growing, creeping succulent plant. This rapidly growing weed is generally found in areas that are moist and shady. It will out-compete native vegetation by smothering the ground using its roots sent out from each node.
The glossy leaves are dark green and oval-shaped to a point, growing between 5 and 10 mm long. This weed has small white flowers that have three petals and usually grow 7–10 mm long, with several bright yellow-orange pollen-covered anthers atop its stamens. The flowers are produced mainly in spring and are found in small clusters at the tips of brittle succulent branches.
Wandering jew has been found to cause allergic skin reactions in dogs and rapid death when consumed by cattle.