Jul. 17, 2019

Virginia spiderwort, Tradescantia virginiana

I now have a very nice clump of Virginia spiderwort in the garden. The city has a compost site. You can drop off yard waste and tree remains. They create compost and mulch, and you can pick up the results for free. Our autumn leaves end up there too. Great effort. Last time I was there, I found a nice blooming clump of Virginia spiderwort that someone wasted. Virginia is now in my garden. This is probably the most common garden spiderwort. In gardens, and less often wild, she can be seen in pink or white. Or an absolutely delightful white with blue fuzz on the filaments. Virginia grows in open semi-dry areas in AL, AR, CA, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI(SC), MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV, and ON. Lenawee Co MI, 6/3/12.