Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


357

Forb
Annual

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

Uncommon

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, disturbed ground, 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 diffusa   FAMILY Commelinaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 038-01-004:
Commelina diffusa   FAMILY Commelinaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spreading Dayflower, Creeping Dayflower