Spiderwort - edible flower and leaves, identification and information

This is a video about edible wild plant Spiderwort. Enjoy and make your salad colorful!

Conservation group sells native prairie plants - Quad City Times

Native wildflowers, prairie grasses and bare-root tree seedlings are for sale from the Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District, 8370 Hillandale Road, Davenport, with orders accepted through March 30.

Money raised goes toward scholarships, educational programs and other community projects.

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  1. The plant’s foliage consists of arching grass-like leaves that will grow about a foot or two in height, depending on the variety. Since spiderwort plants grow in clumps, they’re great for use in borders, edging, woodland gardens and even containers. You can even grow spiderwort as an indoor plant if garden space is limited. Growing Spiderworts
  2. Tradescantia / ˌ t r æ d ɪ ˈ s k æ n t i ə / is a genus of 75 species of herbaceous perennial wildflowers in the family Commelinaceae, native to the New World from southern Canada to northern Argentina, including the West Indies.Members of the genus are known by the common names Spiderwort or Indian Paint. They were introduced into Europe as ornamental plants in the 17th century and are ...
  3. Spiderwort, Tradescantia virginiana, a spring-blooming flower with long, strappy leaves, is a very hardy North American native perennial that is widely grown for its weeks-long bloom period. Spiderwort has a kind of messy, grass-like form punctuated with quarter-sized flowers that last only one day. Luckily each plant produces many of them, in leisurely succession.
  4. Plant Spiderwort With: Coreopsis; One of the longest bloomers in the garden, coreopsis produces (usually) sunny yellow daisylike flowers that attract butterflies. Coreopsis, depending on the variety, also bears golden-yellow, pale yellow, pink, or bicolor flowers. It will bloom from early to midsummer or longer—as long as it's deadheaded.
  5. Spiderwort is a common wild plant that is also cultivated in gardens in many countries. There are approximately 70 species of this perennial plant with the Virginia spiderwort being one of the most common. Virginia spiderwort is native in most eastern areas of Canada and the U.S.
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