Commelina communis (Asiatic dayflower, Dayflower, Common dayflower, Asiatic daisy) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-258647 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

last updated: 12 Jan 2022
Organism information
Commelina communis
Kingdom Viridiplantae
Phylum Streptophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Commelinales
Family Commelinaceae
Genus Commelina
Species Commelina communis L.
  • Asiatic dayflower
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  • Dayflower
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  • Common dayflower
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  • Asiatic daisy
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Ornamentals
Characteristics related to biosafety
Eastern Europe to Japan and Indo-China.
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The asiatic dayflower prefers full sun to partial shade, loam or sand soil texture and moist to occasionally dry soil drainage. It can be found in moist, shady forest edges, as well as in wet areas of crop fields, orchards, ditches, and roadsides. It grows best in open and disturbed areas, and along roadsides and woodland borders.
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Native to Eastern Europe to Japan and Indo-China. Introduced to Central and Western Europe and North America.
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  • Ornamental
Additional Information
The asiatic dayflower is considered to be an invasive species in North America. The flower is a rapid growing perennial.
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