Commelina virginica L. - Day Flower

Commelina virginica plant

Family - Commelinaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Commelina virginica leaves

Commelina virginica sheathSheath close-up.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Commelina virginica spatheSpathe.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Commelina virginica flowers

Flowering - July - September.

Habitat - Bottoms, streambanks, swamp margins, ditches.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This rhizomatous species is easy to identify in the field because of its reddish sheath pubescence, its flowers (which have three blue petals), and its rhizomes. The plant grows in the southern half of Missouri and is most common in the bootheel of the state.

Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 7-31-02.


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