Plant ID forum: Looks almost like a toadlily or gentian

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Chicago, Illinois
rhino57
Dec 15, 2016 6:46 AM CST
As far as the leaves go, looks like a toad lily or a gentian.

Photo taken in October. Chicago region/prairie.

Thank you for any help you provide Smiling




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tofitropic
Dec 15, 2016 5:27 PM CST
To me it also looks like a commelina, or member of commelinaceae. no blooming flowers?
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greene
Dec 15, 2016 5:55 PM CST
Commelina looks good for it.
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plantladylin
Dec 15, 2016 6:58 PM CST
It does resemble Commelina; there are a few that grow in Illinois:
Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis)
http://www.illinoiswildflowers...

Spreading Dayflower: http://www.illinoiswildflowers...
Spreading Dayflower (Commelina diffusa)
http://wwx.inhs.illinois.edu/c...

Slender Dayflower/ Day flower (Commelina erecta)
http://www.illinoiswildflowers...
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rhino57
Dec 16, 2016 6:19 AM CST
Thank you so much for all your help!. On looking at other examples of Commelina, I definitely believe that's what it is. There weren't any visible flowers, but the leaves are spot on. Likely C. communis.

Thanks again!

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