Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Asiatic Dayflower - Commelina communis   L.
Members of Commelinaceae:
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DistributionThroughout the state, no doubt in every county.

Native of Asia; in N.A. central and eastern U.S., Ont., Que.
AbundanceCommon and widespread nearly everywhere, slightly less so in the Mountains.
HabitatRoadsides, urban and suburban weed, fields, clearings, farms, yards, waste ground, etc.
See also Habitat Account for Exotic Invaded Habitats
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting May-October.
IdentificationAsiatic Dayflower has spathes whose margins are free to the base; the very small middle petal is white (the other 2 are rich blue), and the spathes are pale green with dark veins.
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State RankSE
Global RankG5
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