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The “real” dayflower

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You may remember a picture from February of the “false” dayflower, Tinantia anomala. Now here’s a picture of the “true” dayflower, Commelina erecta, whose two large petals are bluer than those of the other species. I took this picture on Morado Circle in my northwest Austin neighborhood on May 1, a time when the “false” dayflower was still thriving in various places around town and the “true” one had recently begun putting in appearances.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 17, 2012 at 5:34 AM

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