Tiny Somethings on a Spiderwort

Sometimes I look through my camera and get surprised.

I got a surprise while photographing one of the Spiderworts.

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It had tiny flying insects hanging onto its stamen.

Not hoovering like a normal bee, but tucked into the flower.

This Spiderwort is Tradescantia ‘Zwanenburg Blue.’

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Its flowers close during the heat of the day and in wind.

It likes moist conditions, but I have had some rot if kept too wet.

It is deer resistant. A feature that is much needed now that my garden is a deer delicatessen.

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10 thoughts on “Tiny Somethings on a Spiderwort

      1. I changed the title. Ha. I hope my husband’s eyesight is not as bad as mine. He is allergic to some kind of tiny bee. His lips and stomach swell. We call him a pregnant monkey when it happens. Not really funny since last time we went to the ER. He now has an epi pen.

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