Commelia communis

Common Name: 
asiatic dayflower
Scientific Name: 
Commelia communis L.
Family Name: 
Commelinaceae - Spiderwort Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
introduced annual, reproducing by seed
smooth, horizontal with upright tips, swollen nodes, nodes rooting
Stems of Asiatic Dayflower
Stems of Asiatic Dayflower
lanceolate to oblong, clasping, veins parallel (grass-like)
Leaves of Asiatic Dayflower
3-petaled, 2 larger deep blue petals above, 1 smaller white petal below, leaf-like bract; open for one day
Flowers of Asiatic Dayflower
Flowers of Asiatic Dayflower