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What's the Name of This Bloom? (Spiderwort)

I planted an new garden last fall, and this spring some new flowers have came up. I am really very good with types of plants but this one I just can't find a name. Does anyone know the name of this bloom? Thanks.

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Tracy from Battle Creek

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 24, 20070 found this helpful

That's spiderwort, also called widow's tears. It's native, and can be invasive where the soil is rich and moist, but it blooms all summer.

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May 24, 20070 found this helpful

Tracy:

Your plant is a spiderwort. They are usually blue or purple. Supposedly that blue fuzzy stuff turns pink if the air gets polluted.

Joan

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 27, 20070 found this helpful

Doesn't look at all like the Spiderwart that grows in Texas, which is absolutely an endangered species, according to the nature hike guides in East Texas.

The one here is short and deep blue, with more uniformity in the three blooms.

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