Virginia Dayflower
Commelina virginica
left Virginia Dayflower Photograph right
2007 Photograph, Virginia Dayflower (Commelina virginica, Spiderwort family, Commelinaceae), Occoquan Bay NWR, Woodbridge, Virginia, © 2020.
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.
Jian Zhe Li

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