Saturday, June 6, 2009
Often called Spiderwort plant or even Monkey Flower, this is a charming old-fashioned native American plant. It is a hardy perennial from Maine to Alabama and grows in a thick clump. It seems to die out a bit in the heat of the summer. Considering our close proximity to TMI, having a plant that is also nicknamed the geiger counter plant because the blue stamens turn pink when exposed to unsafe levels of radiation is probably a good thing!