Tradescantia (Spiderwort)

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The spiderwort is a late spring wild flower. The local kind has blossoms that close a night and dangle down, suggesting spider legs.

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But maybe it’s the long leaves that are often bent like spider legs. In either case, each individual plant is an architectural master piece.

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The flowers have three petals. Unlike trilliums, I have never seen a four leaf variation . Another explanation for the spider name are the hairs around the anthers.

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Maybe we should consult an expert. They seem to like these flowers, too.

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