Need help to id this plant, please.
Thanks in advance.
Here is a link that might be useful: Commelina communis
This post was edited by saltcedar on Mon, Mar 17, 14 at 17:48
Looks like it Saltcedar!
I remember that my grandmother used it for some dish but do not recall for what?
Really appreciate your expertise.Thank you so much. I still wonder if this is a keeper?
I'm open to using weeds as food or medicine. I'm not aware that this is useful that way.
Here is a link that might be useful: Dayflower
Thank you Saltceder.
Plants for a Future is one of my favorite sites for seeing if there is an edible or medicinal nature to a plant.
Here is a link that might be useful: PFAF Database - Day Flower
I posted in your other thread in the annuals forum, where I live this plant is called a dayflower and it can and will take over your flower beds. My horses love to eat them so I pull up bucket fuls of this plant and feed it to them all during the summer.
I think it's a lovely plant. You get to decide if it stays in your yard or not. If it has culinary or medicinal uses, or pleases your eye, it seems like a sad bill of goods to be told it's a weed. A former neighbor used to pull up plants I'd grown from seed, saying she'd helped me do some weeding while I was at work. Just because they sell them at the store didn't make them NOT weeds to her. After she was gone, an Azalea hedge sprung up in her yard. I'd always wondered what the shrubbery she was constantly mangling was. Guess she thought those were weeds too... but definitely proof that one tiny really old lady can pull/control anything she doesn't want growing!
But in all seriousness, if all Commelina species are not edible, know there are many that look extremely similar.
Here is a link that might be useful: The Little Beauty that Caused So Much Confliction
PFAF says hardy to zone 7 - but it not only thrives here, a little north of Boston, it tries very hard to take over pretty much everything once it gets a foothold. It's doing a pretty good job of strangling my lilies. Every year it comes back bigger and badder. :(
There are others, native to US and other areas.
I don't think it's possible to define the species from this one blurry pic.