Blue spiders…

I see more of these Spiderworts (Tradescantia) on my walks more often this summer. In the parks as well as in gardens they are in full bloom. Here it shows that these perennial natives are another example of a cluster group of flowers. Spiderworts tend to bloom only a couple at a time which makes the blue profusion be continuous for quite awhile. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg
I attempted to grow them in my perennial garden years ago, but for whatever reason they were never “happy” there. So I enjoy seeing them now where ever they are planted and blooming.  Flowers are about an inch wide, hence one common name for them is Inchplant. Other nicknames are Bluejacket, Cow Slobber, Widow’s Tears, Indian Paint, Moses in the Bulrushes and Trinity Flower: what imaginations those that name flowers have.  The Spiderwort is so called for the sticky sap that comes from the stems. To learn more read here. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg

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