Commelina virginica

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCommelinaceae
Family (Traditional)Commelinaceae
GenusCommelina
SpeciesCommelina virginica L.
Common NameVirginia 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: Red ;
*Average C-Value: 4.8
C value 5
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S5] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

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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  • Counties - Species Present
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: Butler (KY), Calloway (KY), Carlisle (KY), Carroll (KY), Christian (KY), Edmonson (KY), Estill (KY), Gallatin (KY), Garrard (KY), Hardin (KY), Henderson (KY), Hickman (KY), Jefferson (KY), Lewis (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), Madison (KY), Mercer (KY), Muhlenberg (KY), Nicholas (KY), Ohio (KY), Owen (KY), Powell (KY), Rowan (KY), Trigg (KY), Whitley (KY), Bedford (TN), Benton (TN), Blount (TN), Bradley (TN), Carroll (TN), Cheatham (TN), Chester (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Davidson (TN), Decatur (TN), DeKalb (TN), Dyer (TN), Fayette (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Greene (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardin (TN), Haywood (TN), Henderson (TN), Henry (TN), Humphreys (TN), Jackson (TN), Knox (TN), Lake (TN), Marion (TN), Maury (TN), Montgomery (TN), Obion (TN), Perry (TN), Polk (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN), Smith (TN), Stewart (TN), Sumner (TN), Tipton (TN), Warren (TN), Wayne (TN), White (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MDKY, MTSU, SWMT, TENN, UCHT, UOS, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1938 - 2015

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100042033 Cheatham Tennessee 07 Aug 1977 Ronald L. Jones
1915
EKY
Commelina virginica
31234100726346 Garrard Kentucky 23 Jul 2011 W. W. Overbeck
1343
EKY
Commelina virginica
31234100041944 Estill Kentucky Donald K. Walker
274
EKY
Commelina virginica
31234100041951 Estill Kentucky Donald K. Walker
374
EKY
Commelina virginica
31234100042017 Powell Kentucky Donald K. Walker
610
EKY
Commelina virginica
31234100041993 Ohio Kentucky 25 Sep 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5617
EKY
Commelina virginica
31234100042009 Ohio Kentucky 25 Sep 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5617
EKY
Commelina virginica
31234100041936 Butler Kentucky 17 Jul 1980 Richard H. Hannan
4581
EKY
Commelina virginica
31234100185170 Estill Kentucky 14 Jul 1978 J. Stuart Lassetter
3055
EKY
Commelina virginica
BEREA003169 Lewis Kentucky 22 Aug 1995 Rudy A. Gelis, R. L. Thompson
M1-968
BEREA
Commelina virginica
BEREA003172 Calloway Kentucky 25 Sep 1998 Ralph L. Thompson
98-669
BEREA
Commelina virginica
ETSU001500 Greene Tennessee
ETSU
Commelina virginica
ETSU001499 Williamson Tennessee
ETSU
Commelina virginica
MDKY00002257 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Commelina virginica
MDKY00002256 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Commelina virginica
31234100041977 Mercer Kentucky 18 Sep 1978 Johnnie B. Varner
11703
EKY
Commelina virginica
31234100041969 McCracken Kentucky 25 Aug 1976 Raymond Athey
3609
EKY
Commelina virginica
31234100852076 Powell Kentucky 18 Sep 1988 R.C. Clark
22099
EKY
Commelina virginica
31234100041985 Muhlenberg Kentucky 05 Aug 1980 Richard H. Hannan
4894
EKY
Commelina virginica
BEREA003168 Lewis Kentucky 22 Aug 1995 Rudy A. Gelis, R. L. Thompson
M2-912
BEREA
Commelina virginica
BEREA003171 Madison Kentucky 05 Sep 1992 J. Richard Abbott, Ralph L. Thompson, Ed Fitzgerald
4334
BEREA
Commelina virginica
BEREA003170 Lewis Kentucky 03 Sep 1995 Rudy A. Gelis, Michelle Lee Gelis, Paul Hager, R. L. Thompson
BC-1061
BEREA
Commelina virginica
31973000009217 Nicholas Kentucky
KNK
Commelina virginica
31973000009219 Lewis Kentucky
KNK
Commelina virginica
31973000009218 Lewis Kentucky
KNK
Commelina virginica
31973000009216 Gallatin Kentucky
KNK
Commelina virginica
MDKY00002255 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Commelina virginica
MDKY00002259 McCracken Kentucky
MDKY
Commelina virginica
MDKY00002260 Whitley Kentucky
MDKY
Commelina virginica
MDKY00002258 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060352 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060337 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060353 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060334 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060372 White Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060340 Dyer Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060514 Whitley Kentucky
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0242194 Benton Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060336 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060350 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060370 Wayne Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060354 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060347 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060349 Henderson Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
MDKY00002254 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060366 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060374 White Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060371 White Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060333 Bradley Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060356 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060358 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060373 White Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060377 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060513 Mercer Kentucky
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060375 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060369 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060346 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060351 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060355 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060342 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060360 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060368 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060365 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060330 Benton Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060329 Benton Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060362 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060345 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060367 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060376 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060335 Chester Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060344 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060512 McCracken Kentucky
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060364 Perry Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
UCHT004967 Marion Tennessee 22 Sep 1998 John Beck
2914
UCHT
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060338 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060363 Perry Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060348 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060361 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060357 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060359 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060339 Dyer Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060343 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060331 Benton Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060341 Dyer Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
TENN-V-0060332 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Commelina virginica
UCHT004960 Hamilton Tennessee 15 Aug 1997 John T. Beck
3903
UCHT
Commelina virginica
UCHT004961 Bradley Tennessee 21 Aug 1985 D. Houck
2190
UCHT
Commelina virginica
UCHT004957 Marion Tennessee 09 Sep 1983 Edwin Bridges
919
UCHT
Commelina virginica
UCHT004966 Marion Tennessee 02 Aug 1998 John Beck
2624
UCHT
Commelina virginica
UCHT004962 Hamilton Tennessee 03 Sep 2015 Joey Shaw
UCHT
Commelina virginica
APSC0098603 Dyer Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037911 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037900 Benton Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037876 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0074940 Rowan Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037901 Perry Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037969 Christian Kentucky 07 Aug 1993 Sallie Noel
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037884 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037894 Benton Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037878 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0072062 Warren Tennessee 01 Sep 2013 Mason Brock
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037881 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037905 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037990 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037893 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037898 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037842 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0066023 Hickman Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037883 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037910 Hickman Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037886 Obion Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037879 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0093231 Carroll Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0114949 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0107640 Calloway Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0066025 Henderson Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037812 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037897 Maury Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037891 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0114990 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037885 Lake Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0069383 Owen Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037903 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037811 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037882 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0114988 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0066028 Muhlenberg Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037907 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037975 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037906 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
HTTU014153 Knox Tennessee
HTTU
Commelina virginica
HTTU028697 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Commelina virginica
HTTU006770 Smith Tennessee
HTTU
Commelina virginica
HTTU032746 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Commelina virginica
MTSU003244 Davidson Tennessee 05 Sep 2001 Angela Cathey
382
MTSU
Commelina virginica
APSC0088519 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037889 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037890 Benton Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0114950 Muhlenberg Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037896 Maury Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037877 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037902 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0056843 Bedford Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037892 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037880 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037904 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Commelina virginica
APSC0037875 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Commelina virginica
HTTU026994 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Commelina virginica
HTTU006769 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Commelina virginica
UCHT037969 Perry Tennessee
UCHT
Commelina virginica
BRIT157303 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157323 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157317 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157302 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157301 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157320 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157308 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157315 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157306 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157316 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157322 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157300 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157313 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157318 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
SWMT00641 Tennessee 27 Apr 1938 H. Pond W. Tyson
SWMT
Commelina virginica
UCHT037970 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Commelina virginica
UOS06589 Franklin Tennessee 07 Sep 2006 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Commelina virginica
BRIT157311 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157307 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157314 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157319 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157309 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157310 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157321 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157324 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157312 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157305 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
BRIT157304 Tennessee
VDB
Commelina virginica
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Commelina virginica - Dwayne Estes
Commelina virginica - Dwayne Estes
Commelina virginica - Milo Pyne
Commelina virginica - Milo Pyne
Commelina virginica - Milo Pyne
Commelina virginica - Milo Pyne
Commelina virginica - Tara Littlefield
Commelina virginica - Tara Littlefield
Commelina virginica - Theo Witsell
Commelina virginica - Theo Witsell
Commelina virginica - Theo Witsell
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