Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ohio Soiderwort


Ohio spiderwort photographed at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge.


4 comments:

Denise said...

It's beautiful, love how the edges are slightly darker than the rest of the flower and the pretty yellow of the stamens is a lovely contrast.

kanak7 said...

Such pretty little blooms!

vincibene said...

Beautiful flowers!

katy said...

While this is indeed a Tradescantia species it is not T. ohiensis. If you look closely you can see the flowers in this image have hairy sepals. T. ohiensis has hairless sepals. This could be either T. bracteata (glandular hairs, plant does not branch) or T. occidentalis (not glandular hairs, plant branches). This is just another example of needing more than a flower image to correctly ID a species.