Spiderwort (2 Gallon Container)
"Tradescantia, the Spiderworts, is a genus of an estimated 71 species of
perennial plants in the family Commelinaceae, native to the New World
from southern Canada south to northern Argentina. They are weakly
upright to scrambling plants, growing to 30–60 cm tall, and are
commonly found individually or in clumps in wooded areas and fields.
The leaves are long, thin and bladelike to lanceolate, from 3–45 cm
long. The flowers can be white, pink, or purple, but are most commonly
bright blue, with three petals and six yellow anthers. The sap is
mucilaginous and clear. A number of the species flower in the morning
and when the sun shines on the flowers in the afternoon they close, but
can remain open on cloudy days until evening. Unlike most wildflowers
of the United States and Canada (other than orchids and lilies),
spiderworts are monocots and not dicots."