Commelina virginica. Spiderwort Family. June - Sept.

A plant with smooth, branched stems 18 - 36 inches high, found in moist, shady places. New York to Florida, west to Michigan, Kansas and Texas.

Flowers

Violet-blue, about 1 inch broad, of 3 divisions, one of which is small and inconspicuous.

Leaves

Lance-shaped, sheathing. A small leaf more or less encloses flower cluster. C. hirtella is similar to the preceding, but may be distinguished by its leaves, which are brown-bearded where they sheath the flower stem.