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jmorth
Jul 14, 2017 8:15 PM CST
Looks like an Asiatic Dayflower
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purpleinopp
Jul 15, 2017 7:59 AM CST
It looks like C. erecta to me. Where was it before?
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plantmanager
Jul 15, 2017 8:28 AM CST
Tradescantia.
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purpleinopp
Jul 15, 2017 8:49 AM CST
Definitely a Commelina. Some of the various species are very similar looking.

All Tradescantias have 3 same-size petals.

Karen, looking at this again... I'm not sure if you mean to answer my question about where the pic was before, or were suggesting ID...?
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purpleinopp
Jul 18, 2017 9:34 AM CST
C. communis has brown spots on the anthers, and a single clear 3rd petal at the bottom:


The bloom above does not have the brown spots, and the 3rd petal is bifurcated, which fits C. erecta:
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