Scientific NameCommelina communis
Synonyms (former Scientific Names):
Commelina communis var. communis
Commelina communis var. ludens
Produced from July through September
Leaves are alternate and oval to lance shaped. They are 3-12 cm long and 16 to 40 mm wide. Leaves do not have stalks and clasp the stem. The sheath is 1 to 2 cm long and has hairs at the base. The flower has a spathe that is on a stalk is 8 - 35 mm long and opposite the leaf. The spathe is 1.5 to 3 cm long. Leaves tend to be wider and longer than climbing dayflower.
Leaves have parallel veins, are fleshy, and have blue flowers. The lower third flower is usually white, unlike the third flower in climbing dayflower.
Flower Seed Head
Flower has two larger blue petals above and one smaller white petal below
Fruit are 2-celled capsules, usually with two seeds per cell. Seeds are 2.5-4.5 mm long, brown, pitted flat on one side and rounded on the other.
Asiatic dayflower is primarily a weed of landscapes and field and container nurseries. Usually found growing on moist, rich soil in shady areas. It does not tolerate cultivation or mowing
prostrate and nonwoody
Thorns or Spines
Approximate Flower Diameter
Dominant Flower Color
Stem Cross Section
round or oval