Plant ID forum: (Tradescantia); aka Spiderwort

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Name: Tami Smith
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mollymistsmith
May 1, 2015 7:57 AM CST
This is spreading everywhere.
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Shadegardener
May 1, 2015 8:00 AM CST
Tradescantia?
Name: Tami Smith
Naylor, GA (Zone 8b)
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mollymistsmith
May 1, 2015 8:09 AM CST
Yep, that's it. Thank you very much.
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Xeramtheum
May 1, 2015 8:12 AM CST
It spreads by underground rhizomes as well as seeds and can become unmanageable very quickly. I've mowed over the same clump of plants for going on 6 years and they keep coming back.
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purpleinopp
May 1, 2015 8:16 AM CST
Native in US. We mow around the best clumps until they start looking ratty, then just mow with the rest of the grass. A good portion of our grass is Tradescantia. Not really welcome in a bed though, as said, it's seedy/spready. If you feel industrious, you can line them up along an edge somewhere, or packed into a fantastic clump, to mow later than the rest of the lawn, semi-cultivated, so to speak.
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Frillylily
May 1, 2015 8:58 AM CST
is a common name for this spider wart?

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lovesblooms
May 1, 2015 9:09 AM CST
Yes, spiderwort is it. I had the same experience with it spreading. Didn't appreciate that since it was in a tiny little mid-lawn bed.
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greene
May 1, 2015 9:37 AM CST
When I first moved to Georgia I tried to get rid of this 'weed' from my lawn. Once I discovered it is a 'wildflower' I either mow around it or dig up the clumps and move them to a place along the edge of the lawn, gradually reducing the size of the lawn so less work for me.
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Name: Tami Smith
Naylor, GA (Zone 8b)
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mollymistsmith
May 1, 2015 10:13 AM CST
They are to a point that they are gonna have to be moved and consolidated. They are springing up everywhere. They are good for the bees though so they will have to stay.
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