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Commelina virginica Linnaeus. Virginia Dayflower. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Bottomlands, swamp forests, tidal swamp forests, other moist to wet forests and forest edges. Dist: NJ west to KS and OK, south to FL and TX.

ID notes:Our most robust erect species of Commelina.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, F, FNA22, G, GrPl, GW1, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mo1, NcTx, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV, Brashier (1966), Faden (1993), Tucker (1989); > Commelina hirtella Vahl – S13; > Commelina virginica L. – S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily: 4

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