Commelina (weeds)

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Commelina (weeds) L. - (dayflowers)

This genus of monocots contains around 200 species of herbaceous plants. Most of them are found in tropical and subtropical regions and a number are regarded as agricultural weeds. For example, Benghal dayflower, Commelina benghalensis is a serious weed in the Americas, affecting crops like maize, soybeans or cotton. The genus is characterized by its zygomorphic, often bluish flowers.

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: