When we moved to Stephens Avenue in 1991, part of our yard tended to hold water, and so after some rain, you couldn't mow. I discovered after a few weeks that an unmowed yard yielded wildflowers, hundreds of pink, blue and purple spiderworts. They're a challenge to photograph, and I like them. The ones we get here are Bracted Spiderwort (T. bracteata) also known as "Cow Slobber."
The curious name comes from the sap, a stringy gelatinous fluid that reminds you of cow drool, especially when you try to mow a few hundred of them just after bloom.
The flower is related to lilies, irises, and orchids, it's a wildflower that has made it to garden culture. You can even buy them from nurseries. Once you have them established it is hard to get rid of them, so you might as well enjoy them!
They're fairly difficult to photograph due to the small bloom size, and that the flowers usually come in twos and threes, making depth of field an issue, though the stalks usually present them high and easy to see.
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