asiatic dayflower


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asiatic dayflower

asiatic dayflower

In Spiderwort family. Blue flower with 2 petals. Each flower blooms only one day. Leaf tea used for detoxing, flu, sore throats, tonsillitis, urinary and intestinal problems.
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Also known as Asiatic dayflower, since it originates in the Orient and its blooms last but a single day, the floral splendor of this ground cover is evident from summer until fall.
The Asiatic dayflower is considered a weed because of its tendency to appear suddenly as an unwanted guest, unannounced and unplanted, in moist flower beds.
You can imagine my surprise when, at the nursery the other day, I spotted a plant with foliage closely resembling that of the Asiatic dayflower except for one crucial difference: it was variegated with broad blotches of pink and white.