WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: BLUEJACKET; OHIO SPIDERWORT (Tradescantia ohiensis)
Can be aggressive in disturbed situations. Flowers are prolific but only last a day. This is the blue in my red, white and blue garden. 🙂 popular with pollinators such as the sweat bee in this photo.
said to be edible: http://www.eattheweeds.com/spiderwort-pocahontas-and-gamma-rays/
Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Tradescantia
Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=2992