Spiderwort Family : Commelinaceae
Latin Name : Tradescantia occidentalis
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Cool
Origin : Native
Wildlife – good
Livestock – good
Other common names, “Texas spiderwort” and “Prairie spiderwort”. Growth 8 to 20 inches, flowers May to August. Wildlife and livestock will graze this plant. Several Native American tribes used the young shoots of this plant for food. Adapted to sandy or rocky soils of the plains and prairies.