Jun. 21, 2019
longbract spiderwort, Tradescantia bracteata
I mentioned in yesterday's blog that spiderworts would not be out in the rain. That's not really accurate. It's the photographer that has the greater problem. Spiderwort petals are very delicate, and can get messed up by strong rain or wind. This photographer may not be quite as delicate, but rain and wind do create challenges. Still, we got today's image, and I've always felt it was worth the challenge, the way the drops magnify the petal veins. This species grows in open areas in IA, IL(T), IN, KS, MA, MI(X), MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, OK, SD, VT, WI, and WY. Matthaei Gardens, U of Michigan, 6/24/11.