Narrow-leaf Dayflower, Whitemouth dayflower
Commelinaceae (Spiderwort Family)
USDA Symbol: COERA
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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Specimen & Label Data
Commelina erecta var. angustifolia
Location: South of path, just North of Carriage Square--Oakwell Farms.
Habitat: Full sun; normal moisture; alkaline, alluvial soil. Common in the area in colonies.
Description: Perennial from tuberous roots. Many culms, much branched, not rooting at nodes. Blades 1.1 x 12 cm, linear. Sheaths to 1.6 cm. Spathes 2 cm, recurved, apiculate, closed on the adaxial side.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: May 22, 1987
Specimen number: 132
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0323
Accession Date: May 23, 1993
Accession Number: 26