Plant of the Week- Spiderwort

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The spiderwort is a plain-jane plant with simple narrow leaves, but in the spring it pops with color.

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In Latin, spiderwort loosely translates to “spider in the leaf” (wort=leaf). If you break the leaf and touch it, a small clear thread will form- like a spiderweb.

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Hence the name- spider in the leaf. Go impress someone with the Latin you learned today!

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2 thoughts on “Plant of the Week- Spiderwort

  1. Becky

    Thanks for the lesson on spiderwort. The wild flowers are showing up now that we are getting rain. Rose received rain Sunday, enough to make the gravel road greasy. I need a 4wd.

  2. School Marm

    My Mom has always called these plants Snotweed. I’m sure that is because of the gooey thread!

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