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Commelina erecta var. angustifolia

Commelina erecta L. var. angustifolia (Michx.) Fernald

Narrow-leaf Dayflower, Whitemouth dayflower

Commelinaceae (Spiderwort Family)

USDA Symbol: COERA
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)







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Specimen & Label Data

Commelina erecta var. angustifolia

Erect Dayflower, Narrowleaf Dayflower

Commelinaceae

Location: 1.25 km east of Hwy 281 & 1 block north of Thousand Oaks, corner of Ledge Sage and Ledge View streets.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Nearly level, vacant, undisturbed land. Thin, rocky soil. A few Quercus and Diospyros trees.

Description: Erect to sprawling perennial, tuberous rooted. 1-1.5 mm dia, much branched. Leaves more than five times as long as wide. Sheaths about 18 mm long. Spathes closed on adaxial side. Flowers 3-petaled, two bright blue, the third smaller and pale. Blooms early in the day then deteriorates.

County: Bexar
Collector: Louise Morrell
Collection Date: May 19, 1993
Specimen number: 3

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0351
Accession Date: May 21, 1993
Accession Number: 28

Annotations: SCXRB 035

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