What flower is that?

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flower roots and nodes
leafspathe

Upper left and lower right photos:© Francis R. Underwood 2019
Upper right and lower leftphotos: ©Katy Chayka, via Minnesota Wildflowers,
https://www.minnesotawildflowers.inf

The unknown plant for July 2019 is a small annual, alternate- leaved plant with very attractive blue flowers surrounded by a solitary bract called a spathe.  The spathe surrounds all of the petals including the two blue petals.
The leaf blades are lanceolate with entire margins and are 2-6” long, ½- 1” wide. This plant can be found growing in moist or shady ground and is not native to RI. The plant is in bloom from late June to early October.

It’s…

Botanical Name:
  Commelina communis
Common Name:
  Common Dayflower
Family:
  Commelinaceae  ( Spiderwort Family)
Habitat:
  Moist soil or shady areas

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