Spiderwort Family : Commelinaceae

Latin Name : Commelina erecta
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Warm
Origin : Native
Value :
Wildlife – good
Livestock – fair

Remarks :

This dayflower is known as “Erect dayflower”, also known as “Widow’s tears”. When the spathe of this plant is squeezed, it produces a drop of liquid, hence the name “Widow’s Tears”. Reaches heights of 6 to 18 inches, then usually bends over to spread outwards up to three feet. Flowers May to October with two larger blue petals, one small colorless petal and three yellow stamens. This plant is an important food for white-tailed deer, who consume the leaves and stems. The seeds are eaten by bobwhite quail, white-winged doves and mourning doves. Livestock also eat this plant.


Additional information

Weight1 lbs