Surprise Flower in my front yard

Asked May 16, 2018, 12:37 PM EDT

Do you know what this is? It came up next to my front walk. I thought it was a week but something intrigued me and I left it alone. Then it produced seed pods within the leaves and then these beautiful purple flowers. Nice surprise.

Montgomery County Maryland plant identification

2 Responses

This is spiderwort (Tradescantia). They are pretty but are known to be vigorous growers and do spread. But a nice surprise indeed!

dr

Thank you.