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Spiderwort, Ohio

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Scientific Name: Tradescantia ohiensis

Family: Tradescantia

Height: 2-3 ft.

Spread: 1.5-2 ft.

Bloom Time: June-July

Native Range: Eastern United States and Ontario, Pennsylvania

Ecological Value: Nectar source for insects especially long tongued bees like bumblebees. Mammals such as deer and rabbits eat foliage.

Human Value: Leaves, stems, and flowers are edible.

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