Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Commelina erecta L. var. deamiana Fernald image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           
Family Commelinaceae
Commelina erecta L. var. deamiana Fernald
erect dayflower, narrow-leaved dayflower, white-mouth dayflower
Commelina: after the two Dutch botanists Johan (1629-1692) and his nephew Caspar (1667-1731) Commelin, known to Linnaeus and Charles Plumier, a French Franciscan monk, botanist and traveler who apparently named this flower.
erecta: upright
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect to drooping, branching perennial up to 40" tall forb; thick, fibrous roots
Flower: blue, 3-parted, 1/3"-1" wide, much smaller lower petal white; folded bracts, below the flower, partially connected towards the base; blooms July-Sept.
Leaf:white-haired sheaths closed near the base sheath drawing
Habitat: dry; dunes, streambanks; in sandy soil

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Commelina erecta L. var. greenei Fassett

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