Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Commelinales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Murdannia from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Doveweed, Naked-stem Dewflower
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John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org bug_1391178
Apparently arrived here earlier than M. keisak, but is distinctly less common, per Weakley's Flora.
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Look for it in moist sands, ditches, wet disturbed places, per Weakley's Flora
Alternate, spirally arranged
Pinkish-purple or Violet
Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
2 fertile stamens, 4 sterile stamens
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!