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Asiatic Dayflower
Commelina communis

Asiatic Dayflower, Commelina communisThe flower 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.

Asiatic Dayflower, Commelina communisThe flowers of the asiatic dayflower are rather unusual. The third blue petal doesn't look like a petal.

Asiatic Dayflower, Commelina communisWith a side view you can see that the flower pokes out of a pocket.

Asiatic Dayflower, Commelina communisLooking down into the pocket, you can see other buds.  They flower one at a time.

Asiatic Dayflower, Commelina communisThese  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.

Asiatic Dayflower, Commelina communisSee how the bases of the leaves wrap around the stem of the plant.

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