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spiderwort,

common name for some members of the Commelinaceae, a family of tropical and subtropical succulent herbs found especially in Africa and the Americas. Species of the spiderworts (genus Tradescantia) and the dayflowers (genus Commelina) are indigenous to the United States, particularly in the Southeast. They are sometimes cultivated as ornamentals. The family is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Liliopsida, order Commelinales.
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Eat the flowers -purple with little yellow sprig (leaves aren't too great) Root tea used for kidney, female and stomach issues. Apply smashed leaves to stings and bites.
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Germination for most species varied from 28% to 88% with the exception of spiderwort, that had less than 1% germination (Fig.
The name of this startling plant is Tradescantia ``Blushing Bride,'' a hybrid of two spiderwort species.
First observed in Florida in 1928, tropical spiderwort was common in herbarium collections throughout the state by the mid-1930s.
Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana) is a summer-blooming plant for all types of soils and exposures.
yellow achillea, late daisies, purple spiderwort and speedwell shine in
Golden corydalis, desert phlox, desert chicory, spiderwort, popcorn flower, thistle poppy, fiddlenecks, deer vetch, desert anemone, scorpion flower, strawberry hedgehog cactus and pincushion cactus are in bloom.
20: Snow-on-the-mountain blossoms, along with the first clematis and first spiderwort.
17th: Late spring takes on momentum as spiderwort, scabiosa, lupine, small-flowered mallow, daylily, stella d'oro lily, fire pink, yucca, blue flax, foxglove, achillea, swamp iris, wild grapes, cow vetch and lamb's ear start flowering in the field and garden.
Commelinales, a "monocot" order, the spiderwort order.
In honeysuckle week, snow-on-the-mountain blossoms across the central Appalachians, and the first of the sweet Williams, the first clematis first spiderwort open.
June 2: Some flowers of early June in the nation's midsection: poison hemlock, common cinquefoil, sulfur cinquefoil, red, yellow and white clovers, angelica, ragwort, black raspberries, meadow goat's beard, sweet rocket, fire pink, wild geranium, ground ivy, columbine, white campion, common fleabane, golden Alexander, tallbuttercups, corn salad, cow parsnip, field parsnip, black medic, Miami mist, smooth-leafed dock, spiderwort, Solomon's plume, clustered snakeroot, daisies, maple waterleaf, and late sedum.