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Please help me identify this plant

Dayton, VA

Found this plant in my garden the day before yesterday. Looks very much like a low growing Wandering Jew. I've never planted one anywhere near the location. Please, can ya'll help me?

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Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

It is a relative of the Wandering Jew houseplant. It's called Dayflower- Tradescantia virginiana I think.

Raleigh, NC(Zone 7b)

Dayflower is the correct common name but the genus is Commelina - not sure of the species because the pic is a bit blurry but it may be C. asiatica.

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

Tom's right! I should have proposed Asiatic Dayflower and quit while I was ahead

Here, have fun

This message was edited Oct 8, 2012 6:44 PM

Opp, AL(Zone 8b)

Agree with Tom, probably http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/653/
There are native Commelinas also, and they are hard to distinguish from each other.

T. virginiana is a grassy-type native in the US, one of the plants commonly referred to as spiderwort.

Sally, you were right about them being related. Tradescantias are part of the Commelina family.

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