Tradescantia ohiensis, Ohio Spiderwort
T. ohiensis is a stunning and unusual wildflower. The bluegreen foliage is similar to that of grasses or aloe. The striking purple flowers bloom in the morning and close in the mid-day heat. They are attractive to bees and flies. It is said that they germinate well when seeds are sown in the fall. Otherwise, 120 days cold most stratification is required.