Aug. 25, 2022

spider plant, Chlorophytum comosum

Spiders are tough guys. Many of us, green thumbs or not, have successfully grown them. And I suppose that's true whether animal or plant. Anyway, if they're that hardy, have they gone wild? There's no mention of spider plants in Flora of North America. But the FDA Plants website has them introduced in FL and GA. And Wunderlin and Hansen in Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida say they have been found in disturbed sites in Indian River and Hillsborough Counties. So far then it's two to one for wild. Certainly all the excuse I need to include this old friend here. This shot is from Hidden Lake Gardens, 7/22/22. Agave family, Agavaceae.