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*Murdannia Royle. Murdannia, Dewflower.

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A genus of about 50 species, herbs, of tropical and warm temperate regions.

ID notes: Murdannia has radial, blue or lavender (to white) flowers, not borne from spathes. The flowers have 2 or 3 fertile stamens with bearded filaments, and 4 or 3 staminodes. Our species are annuals, often forming dense patches in wetlands.

Ref: Faden (2000b) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2000); Faden In Kubitzki (1998b); Pellegrini, Faden, & Almeida (2016); Tucker (1989). Show full citations.

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