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Commelina diffusa var diffusa (Climbing dayflower)
Cressler, Alan

Commelina diffusa var. diffusa

Commelina diffusa Burm. f. var. diffusa

Climbing Dayflower, Spreading Dayflower

Commelinaceae (Spiderwort Family)

Synonym(s): Commelina longicaulis


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.


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

Additional resources

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


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

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