Wild Florida Photo
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I called this extreme close-up of an Ohio Spiderwort flower "Dressed in Blue Jackets #2". Bluejacket is another common name for this spiderwort.
A frequent plant of disturbed sites throughout many Florida counties north of Lake Okeechobee.
The range extends from Texas to Minnesota and eastward to the Atlantic through all states except Vermont, and also into Ontario.
Bluejacket flowers are made up of three symetrical blue-violet (rarely white) petals having six stamens with hairy filaments. The filament hairs are made up of a chain of single cells that can be seen with low magnification. The flowers are ephemeral, opening in the morning and fading in the afternoon. The apices of the three sepals have hairy tufts and there are one to three leaflike bracts below the cluster of drooping flowers. Tradescantia ohiensis blooms appear all year in Florida.
The leaves are linear to lanceolate, folded lengthwise and arched, giving the plant the appearance of a spider, leading to one of its common names - spiderwort. The stem stores water, allowing spiderwort to thrive in dry habitats.
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