A common "guest" anywhere. This one was in the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, early spring.
Found growing in Sand Pine scrub, Boynton Beach, FL. Quartz sand soil.
Erect Dayflower, a volunteer in my garden.
Whitemouth dayflower, Lawrence, Kansas
They only last til about 11:30am but every morning from spring to fall, there they are!
A weed growing in the lawn.
Found and photographed on steep creek bank at Doeskin Ranch (Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge), Burnet County, Texas, 22 May 2010
Lovely little blue flowers among handsome, sword-like leaves
A patch growning over a narrow water ditch.
From a tiny rooted seedling to this much growth in 1 yr.
Scrub Dayflower, Slender Dayflower, Whitemouth Dayflower, Hierba de Pollo (Commelina erecta) seedlings that have come up in a flowerbed where I had just pulled up hundreds of them 2 days before. 7/7/2017, San Antonio, TX
Scrub Dayflower (Commelina erecta) - The boat-shaped spathes are closed on the side toward the stem, but open on the other side; similar Asiatic dayflower and spreading dayflower spathes are open on both sides/ends. The blue petals are out of the way exposing the other parts of the bloom.
Scrub Dayflower, Slender Dayflower, Whitemouth Dayflower, Hierba de Pollo (Commelina erecta)