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Asiatic Dayflower

Other names: Common dayflower
Life cycle: Annual
Found in: Shady or damp areas in landscapes and nurseries
General description: An often creeping but sometimes erect plant with wide lanceolate leaves and showy blue flowers.
Seedlings: Look very similar to a grass weed and are often mistaken for such, but they have much wider leaves and distinct parallel veins.
True leaves: Alternate, lanceolate and usually hairless with parallel veins on upper and lower surfaces. Two inches to 4" long and clasp the stem at the base.
Flowers and fruit: Flowers occur on long stalks between the stem and leaf. They have two blue petals and one white petal and only bloom for one day. Fruit is a two-celled capsule.
 

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