Taxon  Report   2313    
Commelina benghalensis  L.
Dayflower,  Jio
Commelina benghalensis
© 2013 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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Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Commelina benghalensis
© 2015 Ron Vanderhoff
Genus: Commelina
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).