04 May, 2007

Spiderwort

Have you ever seen the wildflower "spiderwort?" And if so, have you ever seen white spiderwort? I have not, until now. Isn't it lovely? The inside (stamens) has the tiniest bit of purple. The rest of the flowers in the vase are the more common purple spiderwort that grows along our roadsides this time every spring. The white must be a hybrid.





Spiderwort flowers have a very short life, only a single day, but each plant will produce 20 or more flowers per stem. The petals quickly die after blooming. These are another of my top five or six favorite wildflowers.




2 comments:

Mrs. Happy Housewife said...

There are many Spiderwart plants in my neighborhood. I think they're so lovely but have never seen a white one.

Firefly said...

Those are beautiful. I will have to keep my eye out for them. I love purple and blue flowers.

I also wanted to ask you if you were still interested in putting the "Keepers of the Home" code on your page. Your e-mail kept bouncing back to me, so I kind of gave up. Do you have another e-mail address I can send the code to you with? Let me know. If you're not interested, I understand. I just loved having your blog in our ring.

God bless.