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Commelina diffusa (Climbing dayflower)
Cressler, Alan

Commelina diffusa

Commelina diffusa Burm. f.

Climbing Dayflower, Spreading Dayflower

Commelinaceae (Spiderwort Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CODI5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Plants sprawling; stems to about 3 feet in length.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Violet
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Flowers usually blue, occasionally lavender.

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WV

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FAC FACW FACW FACW FACW FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Commelina diffusa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Commelina diffusa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Commelina diffusa

Metadata

Record Modified: 2017-08-18
Research By: JAM

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