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Spiderwort


Spiderwort
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Copyright: Linda Richters (richtersl) (10)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-30
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Olympus 8080
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(blue) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-06 18:54
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Points: 2
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The spiderwort plant blooms from June through August and was once thought to be a cure for spider bites, hence its name. It can be found from southern Canada all the way down to Argentina. They are scrambling plants, growing to 30-60 cm (1224 in) tall, and are commonly found individually or in clumps in wooded areas and fields. Their leaves are long, thin and blade-like. Their blossoms are generally pink, white or purple and have yellow stamens.

Photo was taken at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve.

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I have heard so many stories about the origin of the spiderwort's name. Good capture! Sometimes their color is little 'bled' looking.

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