Tradescantia ohiensis (Spiderwort)
Also known as Ohio Spiderwort or Bluejacket.
Spiderwort is a clump-forming perennial featuring clusters of dark blue or rose flowers, and arching, grass-like leaves. It will hybridize easily, hence the color variation. It is easily grown in average, dry to moist, well-drained soil in part sun to part shade. Clumps may be divided when they become over-crowded. It grows naturally in prairies, meadows, along roadsides, or thickets.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Part sun to part shade|
|Bloom color||Pink, blue, purple
|Bloom time||Spring, occasionally summer
|Mature height||2-3 feet
|Mature spread||1.5- 2.5 feet
|Notes||Honey bee and Bumblebee friendly.
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|