Tradescantia ohiensis (Spiderwort)
Conservation index 4 First Flower 5/28 First seed 6/24 Blue River
Glade and Rocky Point Glade and
Jerry Smith Park Kansas City, MO Back
Each Spiderwort flower blooms for a short time and then wilts.
Because of this process, seeds are developed and dropped over a period of
time. When most flowers have finished blooming, the whole flowering head
may be removed and placed in a paper bag. As the head dries, the mature
seeds that are still available will be released from the head.