Wild Florida Photo - Commelina benghalensis - Jio

Commelina benghalensis 


Not native to Florida

Volusia Co. FL 03/05/04
Volusia Co. FL 03/05/04

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An occassional wildflower of disturbed sites in the central and north peninsula and the panhandle of Florida. Also found in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana and California. Native to tropical Asia.
The leaf blades are broadly elliptic to ovate, 2-9cm long with the margin and upper surface pubescent. Petals all blue.


Commelina benghalensis is a member of the Commelinaceae - Spiderwort family.

Other species of the Commelina genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  Commelina communis - ASIATIC DAYFLOWER
  Commelina diffusa var. diffusa - COMMON DAYFLOWER
  Commelina erecta - WHITEMOUTH DAYFLOWER
  Commelina gambiae - GAMBIAN DAYFLOWER

Date record last modified: Mar 28, 2020

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