Dayflower bloom in Tucker mini-prairie

blue flower

Commelina communis or Dayflower, is found in the Commeliniaceae family.

Each of these sky-blue flowers emerges from a boat-shaped bract.  Each flower blooms for one day, hence the common name. This species was introduced to North America, and is now pervasive throughout the U.S.  There are several blooming in the Tucker mini-prairie today. The blue color of these flowers is simply stunning.