Benghal Dayflower
Tropical Spiderwort

Commelina benghalensis (?)

Commelina benghalensis from Rift Valley, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Growing as a weed among corn plants in Eldoret, Kenya, Africa. October 2010.

The flowers of dayflower are often blue, but some species have yellow, lavender or white flowers. There are many species present in Kenya; this one is the most common species occurring as a weed in disturbed, agricultural habitats.

Commelinaceae -- Spiderwort Family

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Kenya Natural History

Michael J. Plagens, Created on 2 January 2011,
updated 15 Feb. 2016.