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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Jul 18, 2017 9:40 AM CST
C. erecta has 2 showy petals and an "invisible" 3rd petal. It looks like C. diffusa, AKA C. cyanea.
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Calif_Sue
Jul 19, 2017 2:40 PM CST

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Both C. cyanea and diffusa are separate accepted species according to the Catalogue of Life. I can move the image to generic Dayflower (Commelina) entry, the original submitter got the photo from a public source and is no longer a member.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jul 19, 2017 3:34 PM CST
TYVM! I thought they different species too but was finding conflicting info. It does not look like what I know as C. diffusa, with its' distinctive "hooked" looking top petals, smaller 3rd petal, and more faded color.
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If you want to move it to the genus, I would support that.
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Calif_Sue
Jul 19, 2017 6:44 PM CST

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Moved to generic entry! Thumbs up
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