Identity of this flower please

It turned up accidentally in my garden.
q identity please, gardening, plant id, Could any one tell me the name of this lovely flower
Could any one tell me the name of this lovely flower
  16 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 05, 2016
    Spider wart
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Jun 05, 2016
    This looks like Spiderwort.
  • Crg6889630 Crg6889630 on Jun 05, 2016
    Spiderwort, and they spread everywhere you don't want them to!
  • Sue Bowlin-Glover Sue Bowlin-Glover on Jun 05, 2016
    I have this plant beside my front steps..I have no idea of the technical name but my friend who gave it to me calls it Monkey Faces!! I love it and next year I plan to divide it to plant next to my fence!
  • John May John May on Jun 05, 2016
    Thanks to many replies. Common name Spider Wart Tranescantia.
    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 05, 2016
      @John May Just a FYI although beautiful as I have it ,they tend to be very invasive. With that said should you not like the idea of the plant popping up wherever,I would dig them up and plant in a pot to aid with that problem.
  • Carole Gregornik Carole Gregornik on Jun 05, 2016
    Or just eat them as they are edible and filled with vit. & minerals that you can not beat!!
    • MN Mom MN Mom on Jun 05, 2016
      The stems, leaves and flowers of spiderworts are edible. The herbage may be eaten raw or added to stews. The flowers (which may be either pink, blue or rose-purple) make an attractive edible garnish for salads.
  • Cho3960829 Cho3960829 on Jun 05, 2016
    It's Sweet Kate.
  • Jann Jann on Jun 05, 2016
    Oh, I did not know spider warts were edible! These are among my favorite plants and I love having them sprout anywhere in my yard...and forbid anyone to cut them! They are like little happies from God. They are also wonderful in an arrangement with sunflowers or yellow daisies.
  • Stephanie Stephanie on Jun 06, 2016
    Yes, Spiderwort. It can spread easily and also comes in white flowers and pink flowers. You can dig these up ANYTIME and move them. After they bloom, cut in half and they will Re-bloom over and over.
  • Marietta Marietta on Jun 06, 2016
    Marietta from ILL. It's definitely a Spider Wart plant. I have 3 of them; blue, pink and white. They're very hardy. They close in the sun, and open in the shade. My favorite plant.
  • Linda Jamison Linda Jamison on Jun 07, 2016
  • Deborah Cripple Deborah Cripple on Jun 10, 2016
    Spiderwort! They are very invasive! Beautiful in Springtime but will die out once the weather get hot...they are very hard to remove, very deep rooted!
  • Melissa Kenney Melissa Kenney on Jun 12, 2016
    The white version of these flowers are commonly known as Widow's Tears. They are lovely. We have both pink & purple ones here.
  • Judy Judy on Oct 27, 2016
    yes they are Spiderwort....mine are on the side of my front ditch...they are invasive but they are helpful in don't want to cut.
  • Col8925535 Col8925535 on Oct 28, 2016
    In the UK we know this as Tradescantia. Hope this helps.