Commelina virginica L.

Virginia Dayflower

Family: Commelinaceae

Genus: Commelina

Category: Perennial

Zones: 5 to 10

Size: To 18" tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Blooms in summer, blue flowers, with three petals. Linear to pointed lance-shaped leaves, alternate. Reddish sheath pubescence. Rhizomatous.

Found along streambanks and swamps.


Native to eastern and central US.

Published in Sp. Pl., ed. 2 1: 61 in 1762.


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