||Low weak-stemmed plant, 6 to 15 inches long.
Leaves lance-shaped, tapering to a point, clasping stem.
Flowers arising from a folded, heart-shaped leaf-like bract.
Flowers have 3 petals, two large deeply blue upper petals and
one very small lower petal. Blooms in summer.
weed of disturbed places, usually in the shade of other plants.
In Wildwood, along the bikeway.
The native Virginia dayflower (Commelina virginica)has
all three petals blue, and the lower one is only slightly
smaller. It has not been reported from the Park.