Commelinaceae

(koh-mel-li-NAY-see-ee)
– a family in the Commelinales order –

Here in the St. Louis Area, we have 7 not-too-obscure plants that are in the Dayflower Family:

  • Commelina communis (Asiatic Dayflower) [intro]
  • Commelina diffusa (Spreading Dayflower) [intro]
  • Commelina erecta (Slender Dayflower) [CC4]
  • Commelina virginica (Virginia Dayflower) [CC5]
  • Tradescantia ohiensis (Ohio Spiderwort) [CC3]
  • Tradescantia subaspera (ZigZag Spiderwort) [CC8]
  • Tradescantia virginiana (Virginia Spiderwort) [CC6]

[CC] = Coefficient of Conservatism