|Spiderwort ~ Tradescantia ohiensis|
And interesting feature of the Tradescantia genus is that the flowers are a natural gauge of nuclear radiation. When under exposure, the stamen hairs change from blue to pink, with the degree of change reflecting the level of radiation. So if you have ever been worried about nuclear radiation in your area, check out the local spiderwort (or plant your own). And hope the stamens remain blue.
|Photo by Rachael Koppendrayer May 24, 2017|