“W” Is For Widow’s Tears

“I once read that according to Strong’s Concordance, the Bible provides 697 references for verses associated with crying (weep, cry, tears)…”

Serenaded Softly

Widow’s Tears (Tradescantia virginiana)
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Scripture reference;

He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” Psalm 126:6 KJV

Tradescantia virginiana is a herbaceous perennial. Its common names are spiderwort, spider lily, day flower, flower-of-a-day, Job’s tears, snake-grass, trinity, trinity lily, and widow’s tears. It is sometimes called spiderwort, because its angular leaf arrangement resembles a squatting spider. The reason it is sometimes called Job’s tears or widow’s tears is that at the end of the day each flower melts into a fluid jelly, like tears. The ones you get from catalogs grow to be 18-24 inches tall, but according to some articles, the wild ones might get three feet tall. They can take both sun and shade. I have seen them at the edge of woods, and along roadsides.

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  1. Dawn said,

    April 28, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    What a neat plant and Scripture to go with it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Debbie said,

    April 29, 2015 at 3:59 am

    It dissolves . . .melts? Gosh, that is pretty astonishing! The things God creates! Thank you for sharing about this with us!
    Love, Deb

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