Commelina erecta Linnaeus var. erecta . Phen: Jun-Oct. Hab: Dry openings and woodlands, especially in thin soil around rock outcrops, streambanks, riverbanks, mesic forests. Dist: PA west to MO and e. KS, south to FL and TX; also apparently in Central and South America.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = C, ETx1, F, G, GrPl, Il, K1, Brashier (1966); = Commelina erecta L. var. angustifolia (Michx.) Fernald – S; > Commelina elegans Kunth – Tx; < Commelina erecta L. var. angustifolia (Michx.) Fernald – FNA22, K4, Mi, Mo1, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Va, W, WH3, Faden (1993), Tucker (1989); > Commelina erecta L. var. erecta – Tx; > Commelina saxicola Small