Tradescantia occidentalis

Western Spiderwort
Tradescantia occidentalis

Family: Spiderwort (Commelinaceae)
AKA: Spiderlily, Prairie Spiderwort
Photo taken on: August 19, 2010
Location: Wet Mountains, Eastern CO
Life Zones: Plains and foothills
Habitat: Rocky slopes, hot open areas

Grows to 2ft with grass-like leaves. Flowers are up to 1 ½" across with three petals, five golden stamens with a hairy center.

Flora of North America reference.

Blue/Purple Single Flowers