Ohio spiderwort and bluejacket.
It is in the Commelinaceae, or dayflower, family.
This perennial wildflower grows to a height of about two feet and just about as wide.
The leaves are linear with entire margins and are folded lengthwise. A gelatinous sap is released when they are cut.
The blue flowers appear late winter, spring, summer and fall.
It occurs naturally in moist ditches, moist meadows, riparian areas, and disturbed sites.
It is native to the following states: AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, and WV.
In the home landscape it can be grown in full sun to part shade with average to moist soils. It flowers best in full sun.
The flowers are a favorite of bees and it is a bumblebee favorite, and the seeds are eaten by songbirds.
It can be grown with seeds or transplants. When transplanting remove any flowering stalks to help reduce the shock to the specimen.