Commelina virginica

Family:COMMELINACEAE
Species:Commelina virginica Linnaeus
Common Name:Virginia Dayflower
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:**
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, FACW (NWI)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyCOMMELINACEAE - Spiderwort family
Genus Commelina
Species Commelina virginica Linnaeus - Virginia Dayflower

Citation

Citation COMMELINA VIRGINICA Linnaeus, Sp. Pl., ed. 2. 61. 1762.
Basionym: **
Type: VIRGINIA: Without data (lectotype: LINN 65.7). Lectotypified by D. R. Hunt, in McVaugh, Fl. Novo-Galic. 13: 145. 1993.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Commelina debilis Commelina debilis Ledebour, in J. A. Weinmann, Bot. Gart. Dorpat, Suppl. 2. 1811.  
Commelina deficiens Commelina deficiens Hooker, Bot. Mag. 53: t. 2644. 1826.  
Commelina longifolia Commelina longifolia Michaux, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 23. 1803. "Virginia et Carolinae",
Commelina hirtella Commelina hirtella Vahl, Enum. Pl. 2: 116. 1805, nom. illegit.Commelina longifolia Michaux 1803. 

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; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Cleburne, Coffee, Colbert, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Dale, Dallas, DeKalb, Elmore, Escambia, Etowah, Geneva, Hale, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Limestone, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Washington, Wilcox, Winston

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, AMAL, AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1950 - 1995

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
AUA_ACC_60765 Tallapoosa 9 Jul 1966 Daly, Jr., Robert
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
JSU106172 Shelby 12 Oct 1996 Spaulding, Daniel D.
9338
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000010019 Butler 29 Jul 2001 Diamond, Alvin R.
12575
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA000040509 Escambia 30 May 2012 Hansen, Curtis J.
5571
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
SAMF0003046 Jefferson 25 Jun 2006 Davenport, Lawrence J.
3477
SAMF
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000010018 Butler 15 Jul 2006 Diamond, Alvin R.
16693
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_55183 Crenshaw 31 Jul 1995 Diamond, Alvin R.
9780
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
UWAL0045784 Jackson 26 Jun 2019 Webb, David H.
8696
UWAL
Commelina virginica L.
USAM000004026 Mobile 13 Oct 1973 LeLong, Michel G.
7348
USAM
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000043652 Morgan 06 Sep 2015 England, J. Kevin
5699
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
UWAL0013066 Bullock 24 May 2012 Dykes, Bailee
758
UWAL
Commelina virginica L.
JSU106174 Shelby 10 Sep 1982 Whetstone, R. David
12291
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
JSU106152 Clarke 13 Sep 1997 Whetstone, R. David
18879
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_72060 Clarke 22 May 2012 Horne, Howard E.
SWS-174
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
JSU106167 Marshall 09 Sep 1991 Spaulding, Daniel D.
866
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000010016 Butler 30 Sep 2007 Diamond, Alvin R.
18430
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
UNA00036108 Mobile _ Aug _ Mohr, Charles
s.n.
UNA
Commelina virginica L.
TROY000010013 Bullock 18 Sep 2003 Diamond, Alvin R.
14162
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
SAMF0001224 Shelby 25 Jun 2003 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2872
SAMF
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000024852 Montgomery 02 Oct 2008 Diamond, Alvin R.
20242
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_55154 Crenshaw 31 Jul 1995 Diamond, Alvin R.
9761
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
UWAL0019582 Butler 24 Aug 1991 Kral, Robert
79634
UWAL
Commelina virginica L.
TROY000010017 Butler 16 Aug 2007 Diamond, Alvin R.
17918
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA000042323 Colbert 20 Aug 2014 Barger, T. Wayne
FH510
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
JSU106149 Calhoun 17 Aug 1986 Lawler, Carol L.
1007
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000010026 Wilcox 19 Nov 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
16065
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA000036952 Morgan 15 Aug 2015 England, J. Kevin
5579
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
JSU106140 Randolph 01 Oct 1988 Nixon, Christopher F.
4345
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
UNA00056187 Geneva 05 Oct 1998 MacDonald, John R.
12175
UNA
Commelina virginica L.
AUA_ACC_14409 Tallapoosa 9 Jul 1966 Daly, Jr., Robert
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
JSU106170 Monroe 12 Sep 1997 Whetstone, R. David
18583
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_38944 Autauga 18 Aug 1982 Gunn, Scott C.
1091
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
UNA00036113 Tuscaloosa 08 Jun 1950 Williams, B.C.
s.n.
UNA
Commelina virginica L.
JSU106168 Marshall 09 Sep 1991 Spaulding, Daniel D.
820
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000024853 Wilcox 26 Oct 2008 Diamond, Alvin R.
20355
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
UWAL0038115 Shelby 01 Oct 2017 Spaulding, Daniel D.
15048
UWAL
Commelina virginica L.
JSU106128 Bibb 22 Jul 1982 Whetstone, R. David
11545
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000048800 Autauga 03 Nov 2016 Parker, Matthew R.
261
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
UWAL0035897 Blount 28 Jul 2013 Anderson, Kelly
361
UWAL
Commelina virginica L.
JSU106175 Talladega 02 Sep 1994 Ballard, J. Mark
4852
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000033422 Barbour 27 Aug 2011 Morrison, Derek
52
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_35494 Jefferson 28 Jul 1977 Sessler, Ann H.
1737
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
ALNHS00000675 Monroe 05 Oct 2011 Barger, T. Wayne
RH-422
ALNHS
Commelina virginica L.
SAMF0001222 Blount 03 Aug 2005 Davenport, Lawrence J.
3318
SAMF
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_17646 Russell 19 Jul 1969 Thornhill, Randy
121
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
JSU106160 Jackson 13 Aug 1998 Brodeur, Kristin R.
1183
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000010022 Dale 18 Jul 2000 Woods, Michael
8211
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
UWAL0031983 Houston 03 Sep 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26785
UWAL
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000045227 Marengo 28 Jul 2012 England, J. Kevin
3850
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
JSU106176 Washington 13 Sep 1997 Whetstone, R. David
18637
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_26860 Tallapoosa 4 Sep 1974 Hutto, T.A.
498
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
JSU106173 Shelby 11 Oct 1997 Spaulding, Daniel D.
10131
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_13634 Montgomery 5 Aug 1967 Dent, D.M.
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
TROY000036524 Bullock 24 May 2012 Dykes, Bailee
758
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_51301 Pike 8 Sep 1990 Diamond, Alvin R.
7106
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
UNA00036118 Tuscaloosa s.d. Glenboski, Linda Leigh
73
UNA
Commelina virginica L.
JSU106133 Jackson 20 Aug 1998 Brodeur, Kristin R.
1303
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
UWAL0034234 Limestone 26 Jul 2015 Spaulding, Daniel D.
14325
UWAL
Commelina virginica L.
JSU106139 Randolph 11 Oct 1992 Ballard, J. Mark
736
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000032086 Jackson 27 Aug 2009 Barger, T. Wayne
297
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_33113 Perry 8 Aug 1976 Sessler, Ann H.
290
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
JSU106145 Calhoun 30 Jul 1986 Lawler, Carol L.
837
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_43391 Conecuh 27 Aug 1985 Diamond, Alvin R.
1602
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
UNA00000533 Perry 02 Aug 1995 Birk, Michelle
362
UNA
Commelina virginica L.
SAMF0001212 Blount 01 Jun 1956 Avery, J.C.
s.n.
SAMF
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
JSU106156 Cleburne 23 Jul 1980 Whetstone, R. David
10171
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AMAL00013464 Bullock 02 Aug 2007 Diamond, Alvin R.
17863
AMAL
Commelina virginica L.
UNA00036114 DeKalb 15 Aug 1956 Harper, Roland M.
4369
UNA
Commelina virginica L.
UWAL0030004 Morgan 15 Aug 2015 England, J. Kevin
5579
UWAL
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000029826 Elmore 29 Aug 2004 Heath, William
4
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_33331 Shelby 16 Sep 1976 Sessler, Ann H.
630
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
JSU106150 Calhoun 20 Jul 1982 Whetstone, R. David
11486
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_28491 Cleburne 12 Sep 1975 Rutland, David W.
1826
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
SAMF0003172 Jefferson 11 Jun 2015 Davenport, Lawrence J.
5908
SAMF
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_62072 Choctaw 25 Aug 1994 Crouch, Virginia E.
1154
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
UNA00036112 Pickens 04 Jul 1986 Horn, Charles N.
1115
UNA
Commelina virginica L.
JSU106169 Marshall 02 Aug 1974 Whetstone, R. David
3236
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_50837 Dale 27 Jul 1992 Diamond, Alvin R.
8368
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
UNA00050537 Perry 26 Jul 1995 Birk, Michelle
333
UNA
Commelina virginica L.
JSU106161 Jackson 17 Aug 1975 Whetstone, R. David
6667
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_35643 Baldwin 29 Jun 1977 Botts, Daniel A.
012
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
UWAL0003514 Wilcox 26 Oct 2008 Diamond, Alvin R.
20355
UWAL
Commelina virginica L.
JSU106163 Jefferson 15 Aug 1984 Barber, J. Patrick
955
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000010011 Barbour 03 Sep 2000 Diamond, Alvin R.
12072
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_51321 Dale 21 Jul 1991 Diamond, Alvin R.
7611
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
JSU106165 Macon 02 Aug 1973 French, Tom W.
375
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
UWAL0042942 Baldwin 05 Aug 2009 Larsen, Harry S.
1675
UWAL
Commelina virginica L.
AUA_ACC_50772 Montgomery 14 Jul 1990 Diamond, Alvin R.
7032
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
UWAL0009906 Cherokee 17 Jul 2011 Spaulding, Daniel D.
13360
UWAL
Commelina virginica L.
JSU106158 Etowah 27 Aug 1994 Hodge, Lesley M.
3218
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000010025 Monroe 13 Sep 2007 Diamond, Alvin R.
18088
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
UWAL0006012 Dale 25 Sep 1982 Kral, Robert
69743
UWAL
Commelina virginica L.
JSU106142 Winston 06 Aug 1993 Ballard, J. Mark
3144
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000044573 Autauga 03 Nov 2016 Parker, Matthew R.
261
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_33076 Dallas 3 Aug 1976 Sessler, Ann H.
251
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
JSU106144 Bibb 14 Aug 1998 Brodeur, Kristin R.
1252
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
UWAL0032202 Bibb 25 Jun 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4646
UWAL
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
JSU106155 Cleburne 23 Jul 1980 Whetstone, R. David
10171
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000010024 Geneva 08 Nov 2007 Diamond, Alvin R.
18616
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
UNA00065195 Shelby 25 Jun 2003 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2872
UNA
Commelina virginica L.
JSU106147 Calhoun 20 Jul 1986 Lawler, Carol L.
789
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000010023 Dale 06 Jun 2000 Woods, Michael
8118
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
UWAL0034450 Butler 13 Jul 1995 Kral, Robert
85207
UWAL
Commelina virginica L.
TROY000041197 Elmore 07 Jul 2011 Pullen, Robert
63
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000024763 Tallapoosa 06 Sep 2006 Barger, T. Wayne
368
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_42471 Monroe 17 Jun 1972 Hybart, Michael G.
007
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
JSU106164 Jefferson 17 Sep 1983 Whetstone, R. David
12511
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_37836 Colbert 30 Jul 1981 Henderson, T.
301
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
SAMF0003146 Bibb 10 Jun 2015 Davenport, Lawrence J.
5906
SAMF
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000046563 Autauga 18 May 2017 Parker, Matthew R.
814
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_51113 Pike 9 Sep 1990 Diamond, Alvin R.
7117
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
UNA00036756 Autauga 18 Aug 1982 Gunn, Scott C.
1091
UNA
Commelina virginica L.
JSU106166 Marshall 02 Aug 1974 Whetstone, R. David
3236
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_65196 Chilton 27 Jul 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
15607
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
UNA00036123 Wilcox 27 Sep 1978 Haynes, Robert R.
6932
UNA
Commelina virginica L.
TROY000010012 Bullock 02 Aug 2007 Diamond, Alvin R.
17863
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_50305 Dale 30 Aug 1992 Diamond, Alvin R.
8438
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
UWAL0017459 Marengo 28 Jul 2012 England, J. Kevin
3850
UWAL
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_62071 Choctaw 27 Jul 1994 Crouch, Virginia E.
1110
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
JSU106162 Jefferson 28 Sep 1984 Barber, J. Patrick
1163
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000042794 Houston 03 Sep 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26785
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_41588 Macon 9 Aug 1973 Hanlin, H.G.
369
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
JSU106151 Choctaw 13 Sep 1997 Higginbotham, Jerri W.
167
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
UWAL0049138 Bullock 30 Sep 2016 Horne, Howard E.
3591
UWAL
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
USAM000004027 Baldwin 07 Aug 1970 LeLong, Michel G.
5472
USAM
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_55233 Pike 15 Jul 1995 Diamond, Alvin R.
9672
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
UWAL0030500 Morgan 06 Sep 2015 England, J. Kevin
5699
UWAL
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
JSU106157 Etowah 31 Jul 1994 Hodge, Lesley M.
2915
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000024762 Chilton 27 Jul 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
15607
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
UWAL0037428 Bullock 17 Jun 2016 Soehren, Eric C.
316
UWAL
Commelina virginica L.
TROY000010021 Coffee 13 Jul 2000 Martin, Brian H.
774
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_17693 Cleburne 2 Aug 1969 Ellis, H.C.
134
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
JSU106159 Jackson 17 Aug 1975 Whetstone, R. David
6667
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000050215 Lawrence 02 Oct 1993 Blythe, Fennel
7
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA000043043 Shelby 25 Jun 2003 Davenport, L.J.
2872
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
TROY000010010 Baldwin 21 Oct 2004 Diamond, Alvin R.
14842
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
UWAL0051711 Tuscaloosa 12 Oct 2018 Spaulding, Daniel D.
15775
UWAL
Commelina virginica L.
JSU106146 Calhoun 30 Jul 1986 Lawler, Carol L.
837
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_51736 Conecuh 27 Jul 1988 Diamond, Alvin R.
5423
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
UNA00050490 Bibb 25 Jul 1995 Birk, Michelle
313
UNA
Commelina virginica L.
SAMF0001901 Etowah 01 Jul 2014 Davenport, Lawrence J.
5622
SAMF
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000010015 Butler 02 Sep 2007 Diamond, Alvin R.
18012
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AMAL00008068 Bullock 18 Sep 2003 Diamond, Alvin R.
14162
AMAL
Commelina virginica L.
UNA00053939 Blount 19 Aug 1997 Keener, Brian R.
331
UNA
Commelina virginica L.
UWAL0052046 Madison 17 Oct 2020 England, J. Kevin
11407
UWAL
Commelina virginica L.
TROY000010020 Coffee 20 Oct 2000 Martin, Brian H.
990
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_33473 Bibb 16 Sep 1976 Sessler, Ann H.
732
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
USAM000004025 Wilcox 27 Sep 1978 Haynes, Robert R.
6932
USAM
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
TROY000010014 Bullock 13 Aug 2002 Diamond, Alvin R.
13556
TROY
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA000030325 Morgan 6 Sep 2015 England, J. Kevin
5699
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
USAM000004024 Baldwin 20 Apr 1974 LeLong, Michel G.
7580
USAM
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_8192 Montgomery 3 Aug 1959 Ellis, Don M.
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
UNA00036104 Tuscaloosa 07 Sep 1981 Horn, Charles N.
454
UNA
Commelina virginica L.
USAM000004023 Baldwin 21 Oct 1972 LeLong, Michel G.
6882
USAM
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AMAL00014690 Tallapoosa 06 Sep 2006 Barger, T. Wayne
368
AMAL
Commelina virginica L.
UWAL0038670 Jackson 27 Oct 2018 England, J. Kevin
9625
UWAL
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
JSU106153 Cleburne 28 Sep 1992 Ballard, J. Mark
664
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_65699 Wilcox 19 Nov 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
16065
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
UNA00036109 Hale 07 Sep 1952 Chermock, Ralph L.
s.n.
UNA
Commelina virginica L.
JSU106134 Jackson 24 Oct 1992 Ballard, J. Mark
759
JSU
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AMAL00009226 Cherokee 17 Jul 2011 Spaulding, Daniel D.
13360
AMAL
Commelina virginica L.
UWAL0046954 Autauga 18 May 2017 Parker, Matthew R.
814
UWAL
Commelina virginica Linnaeus
AMAL00020799 Calhoun 22 Jul 1994 Ballard, J. Mark
4199
AMAL
Commelina virginica L.
AUA_ACC_5767 Wilcox 16 Jul 1958 Matschke, George
AUA
Commelina Virginica L.
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