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Taken June 3, 2010 – Bridgton, Maine
Canon Rebel XSi with Canon 100mm Macro Lens
Featured In: New Hampshire, Maine Vermont and Massachusetts Group

Tradescantia virginiana (Virginia spiderwort) is a species of Tradescantia (spiderwort) native to the eastern United States. Spiderwort is commonly grown in gardens and many garden spiderworts seem to be hybrids of T. virginiana and other Tradescantia species. Tradescantia virginiana is a herbaceous plant with alternate, simple leaves, on tubular stems. The flowers are blue, purple, or white, borne in summer. Tradescantia virginiana is a perennial forb/herb. It likes most moist soils but can adapt to drier garden soils. Plants may be propagated from seed but they are more easily started from cuttings or divisions. T. virginiana is found in eastern North America, west to Missouri, south to northern South Carolina and Alabama, and north to Ontario, Vermont, and Michigan. Much of the northern range, however, may represent garden escapes rather than indigenous wild populations.

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  • Susan Littlefield
    Susan Littlefieldover 4 years ago

    Simply beautiful!!

  • Hello Susan: Thanks so much for your nice compliment. I’m pleased that you like this image and have chosen to add it to your list of favorites. Very nice to hear from you.

    – T.J. Martin

  • Evita
    Evitaover 4 years ago

    ♥ Beautiful !!!! :D ♥

  • Hi Evita - Thanks.

    – T.J. Martin

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Ray – - -

    – T.J. Martin

  • Rusty Katchmer
    Rusty Katchmerover 4 years ago

    This is a small flower in real life…but you have made it grand…Fabulous shot!!!

  • Hello Rusty: Thanks so much for your very kind remarks. Very much appreciated.

    – T.J. Martin

  • nancie
    nancieover 4 years ago



  • I’m so glad to hear that my “Alba Spiderwort – Last Light” was chosen to be featured in your New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts Group. What a pleasant surprise!!! Thanks so much to the hosts and members of the group. I’m very happy to be a member.

    – T.J. Martin

  • nancie
    nancieover 4 years ago

  • Ken Thomas Photography
    Ken Thomas Pho...over 4 years ago

    Superb capture!!

  • Hello Ken: Thanks for the nice compliment and many thanks for adding this image to your list of favorites. Much appreciated.

    – T.J. Martin

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 4 years ago

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 4 years ago

    wow, one of your best yet RG, love it

  • Hi Vickie: Glad that you like this image. I’m very pleased to hear that. Thanks so much for your very kind comments. Best Wishes.

    – T.J. Martin

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    Beautifully captured !

  • Hello Trish: I appreciate the very nice comments you’ve made after viewing many of my photographs. So thanks once again. Very nice hearing from you once again.

    – T.J. Martin

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