(Tradescantia x andersoniana) Ignoring the obvious descriptive value of the name Spiderwort, it was claimed that it was given as a tribute to its supposed efficacy against the bite of a certain kind of spider (Nash); hence too Spider Lily, and Parkinson's Day Spiderwort, the first element of which accurately describes the duration of each flower, or at the very least, it described flowers that will only open during daylight - so with Flower-of-a-day, or One-day Flower (Howes), and with the ironic reference Life-of Man, recorded in Dorset (Macmillan).
Spigelia marilandica > PINKROOT
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