False dayflower, Widows tears
Commelinaceae (Spiderwort Family)
USDA Symbol: TIAN
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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Specimen & Label Data
Location: 5596 Hollyhock Rd. N Fence of garden.
Habitat: Shady, cool and somewhat moist soil with much humus. No other plants growing nearby. Abundant.
Description: Tender annual herb to 30 cm tall. Several stems arising from base. Leaves alternate, clasping with parallel venation. Flowers lavender petals with two forms of stamens arranged to resemble a small face. Open early in the day. Intolerant of direct sun and heat.
Collector: Lottie Millsaps
Collection Date: Apr. 7, 1992
Specimen number: 157
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0504
Accession Date: Aug. 24, 1993
Accession Number: 39
Annotations: SCXXB [=Comnelinantia amola]