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see spiderwortspiderwort,
common name for some members of the Commelinaceae, a family of tropical and subtropical succulent herbs found especially in Africa and the Americas. Species of the spiderworts (genus Tradescantia) and the dayflowers (genus Commelina
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(Commelina communis), an annual herbaceous plant with dark blue flowers. The dayflower is a quarantine weed.

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Grey, "Resistance of Benghal dayflower (Commelina benghalensis) seeds to harsh environments and the implications for dispersal by mourning doves (Zenaida macroura) in Georgia, USA," Weed Science, vol.
The petals are what give dayflower its botanical name.
Recognised racing in the UAE started in 1992 and the following year Seemar saddled Dayflower, arguably paving the way for Godolphin.
However, as a stubborn optimist, I always search for markers of thimbleberry, swordfern, creeping dayflower, and nutgrass -- metaphors of hope!
Blue Virginia dayflower, stonecrop and pipsisswa can be seen in early summer; purple ironweed, pink Joe-Pye weed and rhododendron bloom later in the year.
Densities of erect dayflower (Commelina erecta) and beach groundcherry (Physalis cinerascens) were greatest on burned sites throughout the study.
The pages are dyed vermilion, rose, dayflower blue.
Additional species associated with this habitat type are Acalypha virginica (Virginia threeseed mercury), Carex icuisianica (Louisiana sedge), Commelina virginica (Virginia dayflower), and Spiranthes ovalis (lessor ladies'-tresses), a species of special concern.
Common forb species include croton (Croton spp.), crown coreopsis (Coreopsis nuecensi s), partridge pea (Chamaerista fasciculata), crow poison (Nothoscordum bivalve), lazydaisies (Aphanostephus spp.), dayflower (Commelina erecta), verbenas (Verbena spp.), and plantains (Plantago spp.).
Antioxidant constituents in the dayflower (Commelina communis L.) and their alpha-glucosidase-inhibitory activity.
Former Henry Cecil-trained Dayflower and Blush Rambler return to Europe in colours of Sheikh Maktoum; fifth in the 1,000 Guineas, Dayflower (Satish Seemar) becomes first UAE-trained winner outside Gulf a fortnight later in conditions event at York.