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Any of various plants of the genus Commelina having delicate blue or purplish flowers that bloom for less than a day.
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(Plants) any of various tropical and subtropical plants of the genus Commelina, having jointed creeping stems, narrow pointed leaves, and blue or purplish flowers which wilt quickly: family Commelinaceae
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(ˈdeɪˌflaʊ ər)

any of various plants of the genus Commelina, of the spiderwort family, usu. bearing clusters of small blue flowers that open only during the day.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dayflower - any plant of the family Commelinaceaedayflower - any plant of the family Commelinaceae
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Commelinaceae, family Commelinaceae, spiderwort family - large widely distributed family of chiefly perennial herbs or climbers: spiderworts
Paradisea liliastrum, St.-Bruno's-lily - a variety of spiderwort
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Later this summer, Pioneer Works will host walks around the neighboring Red Hook area, where participants can expect to see a kind of Ophelia's litany of the shipping trade: jimsonweed from Mexico, perhaps, or Asiatic dayflower hailing from East and Southeast Asia, and of course the aforementioned Japanese knotweed.
Rufty, "Persistence of Benghal dayflower (Commelina benghalensis) in sustainable agronomic systems: potential impacts of hay bale storage, animal digestion, and cultivation," Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, vol.
Instead of forest floors carpeted by picturesque arrays of trout lily or bloodroot, we have dense and oppressive monocultures of the ubiquitous garlic mustard, smartweed, Asiatic dayflower and Japanese stilt grass.
Competitiveness of alexandergrass or bengal dayflower with soybean.
(2009) documented Benghal dayflower (Commelina benghalensis) seed survivability in the guts of mourning dove (Zenaida macroura; a species closely related to white-winged doves), while Olin et al.
(Spondias mombin), coconut (Cocos nucifera), Orange (Citrus sinensis), cassava (Manihot esculenta) and squash (Curcubita sp.) Predominant weeds Guinea grass Guinea grass (Panicum maximum) (Panicum maximum), and Bengal dayflower southern sandspur (Commelina (Cenchrus echinatus) benghalensis).
Commelina communis L., also known as dayflower, is widely distributed in the world.
Aggressive growth coupled with almost inconspicuous flowers could categorize any plant as a ''weed.'' And many species of dayflower are considered just that, especially in parts of the South and Southwest.
"He was the first trainer from the UAE to win a race in Europe when Dayflower won at York 20 years ago."
"I've had a few special moments, like being the first UAE trainer to saddle a winner in the UK when Dayflower won the Middletown Stakes at York in 1993 and being honoured by the Queen during the special Diamond Jubilee year in 2012," he said.
(*#) Commelina communis L.; Common or Asiatic Dayflower; Roadside field on south side of property and in the floodplain woods along the entrance road to the central field; Infrequent, but locally abundant; C = 0; BSUH 17616.