Can anyone please ID this plant?

aaaaaaaa(6)March 17, 2014

Hi,
Need help to id this plant, please.
Thanks in advance.

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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Commelina communis?

Here is a link that might be useful: Commelina communis

This post was edited by saltcedar on Mon, Mar 17, 14 at 17:48

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 5:44PM
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aaaaaaaa(6)

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?

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 6:03PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

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

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 6:28PM
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aaaaaaaa(6)

Thank you Saltceder.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 6:39PM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Plants for a Future is one of my favorite sites for seeing if there is an edible or medicinal nature to a plant.

FataMorgana

Here is a link that might be useful: PFAF Database - Day Flower

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 8:27PM
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Desirai(7B)

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.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 12:54AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

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.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 6:23PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Asiatic Dayflower

Here is a link that might be useful: The Little Beauty that Caused So Much Confliction

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 6:56PM
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thedogsLL(6B)

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. :(

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 8:31PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Commelina caroliensis
Commelina diffusa
Commelina erecta
Commelina forskaolii
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.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 8:03AM
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