Spreading Dayflower

Scientific Name - Commelina diffusa Burm. f.
Family - Commelinaceae

Freely-branched, reclining annual with smooth stems. Leaves broadly lance-shaped, with closed sheaths; sheaths short with a few soft hairs on the upper margin. Flowers with three blue petals, in leaf-like structures which is open on the margins, usually solitary. Reproduces by seed and stem fragments. Found in most moist habitats. Occurs from Massachusetts, Missouri, Indiana, south into Florida and west to Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. Also found in the West Indies, Mexico, Central and South America, Tropical Africa, Asia, Taiwan, Japan and Malaysia.