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Need help identifying flower

Need help identifying flower
Posted by Brenda from Wisconsin on 2009-06-16 10:55:00

Need help identifying a flower growing next to my house. I think it is a bulb plant. The foliage looks like wide blades of dark green grass. The flowers are bluish/purple and they close at night.

  • spiderwort/tradescantia
    Posted by Cindy from Michigan Zone 5 on 2009-06-22 01:22:00

    This is spiderwort, also known as tradescantia. It is a perennial and easily spreads by reseeding. It blooms late spring/early summer. Mine generally go dormant in the hot humid days of summer. I may just have them planted in too dry a location. Anyway, I cut them back to the ground after blooming and get a second growth, although less lush, later on after summer temps cool off a bit.
  • spiderwort
    Posted by Veronica from MA/5 on 2009-06-17 11:56:00

    Looks like spiderwort.


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