This perennial herb can grow up to 3 feet tall and produces red and purple flowers from March through August. It is commonly found in moist meadows, prairies and thickets in partially shaded areas. They are a special plant for bumble bees and other pollinators. They can also hybridize in different soil combinations and water levels.
If you crush the leaves, you can alleviate the sting of insect bites. Teas have been made and used as laxatives.
Did You Know:
The flowers tend to open in the morning, but if you touch the spiderwort’s flowers in the heat of the day, the flowers will shrivel up and feel like a fluid jelly.