Virginia Dayflower
Commelina virginica

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2007 Photograph, Virginia Dayflower (Commelina virginica, Spiderwort family, Commelinaceae), Occoquan Bay NWR, Woodbridge, Virginia. © 2014.
Each flower lasts but one day, hence the name.  This species is similar to the Erect Dayflower and Asiatic Dayflower, but the obvious difference is the large, blue lower petal.
Nature Photography, Wildlife Photography, Waterfowl Photography and Bird Photography from Marsh, River, Field and Forest Habitats.
All images Copyright © 1999 - by Gerry Gantt, all rights reserved.