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Oct 6, 2019 8:25 PM CST
Name: Jay
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Commelina diffuse on the left and Commelina erecta on the right.
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Oct 7, 2019 1:18 PM CST
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Very pretty flowers, unfortunately a lot of people don't like them because they are aggressive, but I think they are lovely. Smiling
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Nov 21, 2019 4:40 PM CST
Name: Peggy
Temple, TX (Zone 8b)
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I have the Comelina 'erecta' (I call them Dayflowers) with the two blue petals, growing wild on our rural property in Gause, TX 8b, but don't have a picture of it. Will have to take one this season.

Edited: to add photo I finally took of Dayflowers we have at our cabin property:
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It's mixed in our grass with Edwards Plateau Spiderworts (three petals, below), so I have to look real closely to know which I'm looking at. Thumb of 2019-11-21/Peggy8b/dae8c9
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Mar 19, 2021 12:42 PM CST

Lovely flowers Smiling
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Great pic! I only get the one with tiny flowers, diffusa. I love them but the plant is too aggressive in relation to the blooms for the space I have. If erecta would show up, I would keep it around.

I wonder what the difference is between these two?
Climbing Dayflower (Commelina diffusa subsp. diffusa)
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