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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Murdannia nudiflora   FAMILY Commelinaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Murdannia nudiflora   FAMILY Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 038-02-001:
Aneilema nudiflorum   FAMILY Commelinaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Doveweed, Naked-stem Dewflower


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image of Murdannia nudiflora, Doveweed, Naked-stem Dewflower

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_conu7_001_lvd

        

image of Murdannia nudiflora, Doveweed, Naked-stem Dewflower

John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1391178

Month Unknown        

Apparently arrived here earlier than M. keisak, but is distinctly less common, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Murdannia nudiflora, Doveweed, Naked-stem Dewflower

John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1391179

Month Unknown        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Murdannia nudiflora   FAMILY Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Murdannia nudiflora   FAMILY Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 038-02-001:
Aneilema nudiflorum   FAMILY Commelinaceae

 

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91

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Asia

Habitat: Moist sands, ditches, wet disturbed places, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, spirally arranged
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Pinkish-purple or Violet
Bisexual
Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
3-merous
3 sepals
3 petals
2 fertile stamens, 4 sterile stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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