Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3120

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Look for it in dry openings and woodlands, esp in thin soil around rock outcrops, streambanks, riverbanks, mesic forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
3-merous
3 sepals, the lateral two partly united
3 petals, the upper two large and the lowest smaller
3 fertile stamens, 3 sterile stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Commelinales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Commelina erecta var. erecta   FAMILY Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Commelina erecta var. erecta   FAMILY Commelinaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 038-01-002:
Commelina erecta   FAMILY Commelinaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Erect Dayflower, Slender Dayflower