Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Annual

Non-native: Old World
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in gardens, bottomlands, disturbed ground, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

full sun ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/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:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Commelina communis   FAMILY Commelinaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Commelina communis   FAMILY Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 038-01-003:
Commelina communis   FAMILY Commelinaceae

GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Commelina communis var. communis

GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Commelina communis var. ludens

 

COMMON NAME:
Asiatic Dayflower, Common Dayflower