|Family: Spiderwort (Commenlinaceae)
Petal arrangement: The Asiatic Dayflower is characterized by two upper blue petals and one smaller white flower underneath the curved stamens. Dayflowers have a heart-shaped spathe (the green leaf-like thing underneath the petals). The flowerhead is about 1 1/2 inches or 4 cm wide.
Leaf arrangement: The leaves are alternate and not toothed. They are a little larger than Virgina Dayflower leaves.
Size, Location, Season: The Asiatic Dayflower can grow to be between 1 1/2 to 3 feet, or 40 to 90 cm. It grows in shady places, along roadsides, or wasteplaces. It grows in the northern Mid-West, New York, Massachusetts and south. It grows from June to October.
|***Found at Brandeis University near the Usdan Student Center in mid-October.|
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