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  • Date Photo Taken

    07 / 16 / 2014

  • Season Photo Was Taken


  • Region Photo Was Taken


  • City

    West Union

  • State

    South Carolina

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In my yard in full sun. Appears to be spreading. Weed or flower?


  • Sherry Tidwell Apprentice says:

    Thanks for all the good info. Ive been able to identify this plant as the native wildflower/herb commelina erecta. I wanted to let this beauty make a home in my rock garden but was hesitant that it might take over! Your time & knowledge is much appreciated.

    August 21st, 2014 at 10:38am

  • jake12121212 Master Identifier says:

    Compare : Commelina virginica Commelina erecta Commelina communis Major differences is the color of the small lower petal (blue or white) and whether the plant has a reclining or erect habit. Two are native and one is an alien. I guess there is no point of the erect ones reclining if the joints are not going to root. I am on the lookout for the two native species.

    August 10th, 2014 at 11:28pm

  • jody Registered says:

    I still think its pretty and would not eat it I put it in a hanging pot ty

    August 9th, 2014 at 11:52pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    There’s a chance that you have the native dayflower, commelina erecta. I tell the native apart from the asiatic… By the roots that form on all the joints of the exotic invasive Asian type. If you have the native type, you should probably encourage it. I’m not having any luck with propagation from stem cuttings…

    July 21st, 2014 at 9:10am

  • jake12121212 Master Identifier says:

    I used to consider the Asiatic Dayflower an aggressive weed, but thanks to Bobby’s link I think I will start weeding AND eating it.

    July 21st, 2014 at 12:39am

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    Weed or flower or food? Yes. Asiatic dayflower. I’ve never eaten them but this guy says their good

    July 18th, 2014 at 6:45pm

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