Asiatic Dayflower

Commelina communis

non-native


Other Names:
Duckfoot Herb, Dew Herb


Asiatic Dayflower is a non-native plant from East and Southeast Asia. Although it is pretty when in bloom, it is considered an invasive weed in much of eastern North America. It is especially difficult to eradicate and can survive applications of glyphosate (Roundup and similar herbicides). Asiatic Dayflower is made into a dark blue dye in Japan, and is used as a traditional medicine in China.

Identification Tools

Illinois Wildflowers Hilton Pond Center Go Botany Fall Wildflowers of New England Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States Invasive.org

Ranges

North America Virginia

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