Taxon  Report   2313 
Commelina benghalensis  L.
Dayflower,  Jio
Commelina benghalensis
© 2015 Ron Vanderhoff
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Commelina benghalensis
© 2015 Ron Vanderhoff
Commelina benghalensis
© 2015 Ron Vanderhoff
Commelina benghalensis, a monocot, is an annual or perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

Commelina benghalensis is classified by the U.S. Federal Government as a NOXIOUS WEED. [USDA 2000]

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Commelina benghalensis
© 2013 Ron Vanderhoff
Genus: Commelina
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 14, 2017).

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