of the asiatic dayflower is quite small, and bright blue. Here it
is forming a dense ground cover. I have
also heard the common name "wandering jew" applied to this plant.
The flowers of the asiatic dayflower
are rather unusual. The third blue petal doesn't look like a petal.
With a side view you can see that the flower pokes out of a pocket.
Looking down into the pocket, you can
see other buds. They flower one at a time.
are the long, branching stems, which form a dense tangle.
Anywhere a node (joint) touches soil roots are sent down. The
asiatic dayflower is an invasive weed.
See how the bases of the leaves wrap
around the stem of the plant.
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