Photo of Dayflower (Commelina): Doubt C. communis

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Jul 6, 2016 9:09 AM CST
Hi Ginger! Your bloom looks like it has 2 clear petals (vs. just 1 very small one) and lacks the brown dots in the middle of the yellow things, so I don't think it is C. communis. I'm leaning toward C. erecta.
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gingin
Jul 6, 2016 12:57 PM CST
or perhaps virginia dayflower?.....C virginica....since the lower petal on it is also blue
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purpleinopp
Jul 6, 2016 3:52 PM CST
I think virginica has 3 same-size petals. I didn't see it in person like you did but in the pic it looks like the lower is a smaller petal than the other two, that they usually refer to as clear, but agree yours & many other pics show a blue hue to the clear petal(s.) Opaque might be a better term for those different petals on some of the species.
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purpleinopp
Mar 8, 2017 8:45 AM CST
This pic still stands out as an anomaly in the C. communis entry.
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plantladylin
Mar 8, 2017 12:17 PM CST
It reminds me of C. virginica but so many look alike. Whichever it is, it sure is pretty! Maybe it should be moved to the general Commelina database entry? Dayflower (Commelina)
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Calif_Sue
Mar 10, 2017 12:23 AM CST

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If @gingin agrees, we certainly can move it into the general Commelina entry. Thumbs up
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Mar 11, 2017 5:50 PM CST

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Move completed. Thumbs up
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gingin
Mar 13, 2017 11:38 AM CST
Works for me Thumbs up thanks
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