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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Day Flower   Commelina erecta    
Spiderwort family — Commelinaceae

Also known as:
Widow's Tears, Erect Dayflower, Hierba de Pollo

Slides: (click for larger view)


Widespread in the state, this wildflower is common in grasslands and along woodland margins, flowering from late spring through fall. The flowers are very short-lived, lasting only a few hours of one morning, and vary from deep sky-blue to purplish-blue. It is much eaten by wildlife.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: May, June, July, August, September, October

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