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Need help with plant ID

Posted by raydun z5 NH (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 19, 09 at 8:50

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.

Thank You

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RE: Need help with plant ID

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,

RE: Need help with plant ID

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

RE: Need help with plant ID

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

RE: Need help with plant ID

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.

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