Tradescantia ohiensis Raf. - Spiderwort
Family - Commelinaceae
Flowering - April - July.
Habitat - Roadsides, dry woods, waste places, disturbed sites.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This common species can be found throughout Alabama and is probably in every county. The plant can be identified by its glabrous stems, thin leaves, blue flowers, and glabrous calices. The sepals of the calyx are either entirely glabrous or have just a few long hairs at thier apices.
Photographs taken in Gainesville, FL. 7-23-02, and at Busiek State Forest, MO., 6-16-05.