Monday, July 2, 2012

Asiatic Dayflower

Commelina communis was named for three Dutch botanists. All named Commelin, two were accomplished in their field (hence the showy blue petals), but the career of the third was cut short by an early death, (signified by the small, white petal). This is a common plant of shady, damp dooryards and other places around homes, especially in cities.

1 comment:

Sherri said...

This plant is gorgeous, but it's killing me trying to keep it out of my garden. SUPER invasive in Chicago!