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