Not native to Florida
An occassional wildflower of disturbed sites in the central and north peninsula and the panhandle of Florida. Also found in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana and California. Native to tropical Asia.
The leaf blades are broadly elliptic to ovate, 2-9cm long with the margin and upper surface pubescent. Petals all blue.
Commelina benghalensis is a member of the Commelinaceae - Spiderwort family.
Other species of the Commelina genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
Commelina communis - ASIATIC DAYFLOWER
Commelina diffusa var. diffusa - COMMON DAYFLOWER
Commelina erecta - WHITEMOUTH DAYFLOWER
Commelina gambiae - GAMBIAN DAYFLOWER
Date record last modified: Mar 28, 2020