Need help with plant ID

raydun(z5 NH)June 19, 2009

Hello again,

I don't know if this plant is a native, I just know that it's a very regal looking plant with a truely lovely flower. They are growing on a gravelly hillock about five feet above a small pond. Thanks again.

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annabelle13(7b VA)

You have found spiderwort. The native Virginia Spiderwort is blue, but I have seen blues, purples, whites and yellows. They like to be close to water - even survive salt water tidal surges,

    Bookmark   June 19, 2009 at 9:31AM
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coolplantsguy(z6 Ontario)

AKA Tradescantia virginiana, at least the native species. Most of the named varieties available at the garden centre are hybrids of this and others.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2009 at 4:48PM
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raydun(z5 NH)

Thank you so much. I was fooled once again by the color of the flower.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2009 at 5:06PM
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fmart322(Z6SNJ)

Nice. I've never seen it in white.

I got mine (Purple)when they were getting ready to build a building. I went and dug it up. They are doing great now.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 8:46AM
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