Commelina diffusa

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCommelinaceae
Family (Traditional)Commelinaceae
GenusCommelina
SpeciesCommelina diffusa Burm. f.
Common Nameclimbing dayflower
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Blue; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S5] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Ballard (KY), Bell (KY), Boone (KY), Calloway (KY), Campbell (KY), Christian (KY), Crittenden (KY), Edmonson (KY), Elliott (KY), Fayette (KY), Gallatin (KY), Henderson (KY), Hickman (KY), Hopkins (KY), Jefferson (KY), Letcher (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), McLean (KY), Marshall (KY), Nelson (KY), Pike (KY), Powell (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Rowan (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Carroll (TN), Dyer (TN), Fayette (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Hawkins (TN), Haywood (TN), Humphreys (TN), Knox (TN), Lake (TN), McNairy (TN), Marshall (TN), Montgomery (TN), Obion (TN), Overton (TN), Perry (TN), Polk (TN), Rutherford (TN), Sevier (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Sumner (TN), Tipton (TN), White (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, KNK, MDKY, TENN, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1977 - 2012

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100460037 Pike Kentucky 02 Jul 2008 Julie B. Clark
359
EKY
Commelina diffusa
31234100042090 Crittenden Kentucky 30 Sep 1980 Richard H. Hannan
57035
EKY
Commelina diffusa
31234100439981 Fayette Kentucky Danny Husband
295
EKY
Commelina diffusa
31234100042140 Nelson Kentucky 08 Aug 1984 B. Stillwell
29
EKY
Commelina diffusa
31234100439999 Elliott Kentucky 17 Aug 2012 M. Greene
EKY
Commelina diffusa
31234100042082 Letcher Kentucky 10 Aug 1979 Jeffrey D. Sole
790
EKY
Commelina diffusa
31234100042157 Rockcastle Kentucky 14 Sep 1977 Richard H. Hannan
115
EKY
Commelina diffusa
31234100042116 Henderson Kentucky 09 Oct 1980 Richard H. Hannan
6048
EKY
Commelina diffusa
31234100042132 Jefferson Kentucky 22 Aug 2005 Patricia D. Haragan
25128
EKY
Commelina diffusa
31234100042124 Hopkins Kentucky 14 Aug 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5103
EKY
Commelina diffusa
31234100042108 Crittenden Kentucky 27 Aug 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5226
EKY
Commelina diffusa
BEREA003164 Calloway Kentucky 25 Sep 1998 Ralph L. Thompson
98-671
BEREA
Commelina diffusa
31973000009208 Calloway Kentucky
KNK
Commelina diffusa
MDKY00002252 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Commelina diffusa
MDKY00002250 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Commelina diffusa
MDKY00002253 McLean Kentucky
MDKY
Commelina diffusa
MDKY00002251 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060296 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060284 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060288 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060294 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060437 McLean Kentucky
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060281 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060286 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060295 White Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060283 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060290 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060293 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060291 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060297 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
31234100852092 Powell Kentucky 18 Sep 1988 R.C. Clark
22027
EKY
Commelina diffusa
31234100440005 Elliott Kentucky 15 Sep 2012 M. Greene
EKY
Commelina diffusa
31973000009211 Gallatin Kentucky
KNK
Commelina diffusa
31973000009209 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Commelina diffusa
31973000009210 Boone Kentucky
KNK
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060276 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060206 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060274 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060280 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060279 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060292 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060285 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060282 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060277 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060287 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060209 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060289 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060273 Dyer Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060435 Bell Kentucky
TENN
Commelina diffusa
APSC0037963 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Commelina diffusa
APSC0037988 Williamson Tennessee
APSC
Commelina diffusa
APSC0037977 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Commelina diffusa
APSC0037962 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Commelina diffusa
APSC0037985 Christian Kentucky 28 Aug 1993 Sallie Noel
APSC
Commelina diffusa
APSC0037981 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Commelina diffusa
APSC0037982 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Commelina diffusa
APSC0037974 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Commelina diffusa
APSC0114955 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Commelina diffusa
APSC0037987 Giles Tennessee
APSC
Commelina diffusa
TENN-V-0060275 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Commelina diffusa
APSC0037967 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Commelina diffusa
APSC0037983 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Commelina diffusa
APSC0066026 Henderson Kentucky
APSC
Commelina diffusa
APSC0115133 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Commelina diffusa
APSC0037973 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Commelina diffusa
APSC0037972 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Commelina diffusa
APSC0037976 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Commelina diffusa
APSC0114982 McLean Kentucky
APSC
Commelina diffusa
APSC0066027 Henderson Kentucky
APSC
Commelina diffusa
BRIT157683 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina diffusa
BRIT157687 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina diffusa
BRIT157690 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina diffusa
BRIT157685 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina diffusa
BRIT157689 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina diffusa
APSC0112996 Overton Tennessee
APSC
Commelina diffusa
APSC0114980 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Commelina diffusa
APSC0114981 Rockcastle Kentucky
APSC
Commelina diffusa
APSC0037986 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Commelina diffusa
APSC0108285 Fayette Kentucky
APSC
Commelina diffusa
APSC0037978 Christian Kentucky 06 Oct 2012 Kelly Anderson
APSC
Commelina diffusa
BRIT157691 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina diffusa
BRIT157686 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina diffusa
BRIT157684 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina diffusa
BRIT157688 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina diffusa
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