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Sonoran Desert Plants
Commelina erecta (White-mouth Dayflower)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Commelina erecta

 Commelina erecta

Habitat: mountains
Life Form: forb,perennial
Leaf Description: simple lanceolate entire
Flower Color: blue or violet
Flowering Period: May to Sept.
Spines: spineless
Family: Commelinaceae (spiderwort family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2013. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 5. Monocots except grasses. Phytoneuron 2013-76, 1-59 page 31 (4.6 MB pdf)

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