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Whitemouth Dayflower

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Scientific Name: Commelina erecta

Common Names: Whitemouth Dayflower

Description

Day flower grows up to 24 inches on a somewhat sprawling, slender stem. Flowers are small, about one inch across, and close early in the day. Flowers range from purple to a blue violet. Flower head is made of three petals: 2 petals of equal size, and a third that can hardly be seen. Buds cluster at the end of the stalk and then open one at a time.

Bloom Color(s): blue

Bloom Width: 1 in.

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Period: March to December

Plant Family: Commelinaceae

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

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