Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Smooth Spiderwort (Bluejacket, Common Spiderwort) (Tradescantia ohiensis): Images

Date Location Notes Images
June 7, 2011 Southeastern, New Hampshire The great news is that there are only two species of the Tradescantia genus in New Hampshire. The other species is the Virginia Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana). Virginia Spiderwort has hairy flower stems (peduncles) and hairy sepals, while the Smooth Spiderwort has no hairs on the flower stems and only occasional hairiness on the tips of the sepals. You can see hairs on the tips of the sepals in the 2nd row of pictures.