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Common name

English: Climbing Dayflower

Mandarin: 节节草 (jie jie cao)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Commelinales (21)

        Family: Commelinaceae (21)(family description)

          Genus: Commelina (5)

            Epithet: diffusa Burm. f. (3)

Synonyms: Commelina agraria Kunth, Commelina aquatica J.K.Morton, Commelina caespitosa Roxb.

agraria => of the land, growing in fields

aquatica => living in water

caespitosa => growing in dense tufts

diffusa => spread about, wildly or loosely spreading


Climate: tropical

Habitat: hydrophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue, white

External links

Check for Commelina diffusa at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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