Erect Dayflower
Commelina erecta

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2004 Photograph, Erect Dayflower (Commelina erecta, Spiderwort family, Commelinaceae), Occoquan Bay NWR, Woodbridge, Virginia. © 2014.
Each flower lasts but one day, hence the name.  This species differs from the similar Asiatic Dayflower in that the lower stamens are curved inward.
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