Sunday, October 21, 2012

Blue Spiderwort at Black Creek

Blue Spiderwort at Black Creek, Fultondale Children's Park, Fultondale, Alabama
Canon Rebel T2i, Tokina AT-X 35mm, 1/160s @ f/5.6, ISO 400
The Blue Spiderwort (Commelina coelestis) is a hardy perennial that will grow in temperate to tropical climates. It prefers sunlight or partial shade. The Blue Spiderwort can easily be domesticated to pots and flower gardens. 

This flower earned its name because some see it as resembling a spider. It is also nicknamed "Widow's Tears" because the petals dry up and close by noon.

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