Washington Flora Checklist
A Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Washington State
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Checklist » Commelinaceae
Commelinaceae   (Spiderwort Family)

Notes: FNA22: "The flowers lack nectar and are ephemeral, lasting only a few hours. Their structure is seldom preserved in dried specimens. In the absence of well-pressed flowers, mature buds can be readily dissected in situ, and the arrangement and degree of development of the androecium and gynoecium easily determined."

Family Synonyms: (none)

Literature: (none)

Family treatment authored by Fred Weinmann; last updated 12/21/2008 by David Giblin
Taxon (native species in boldface) # Synonyms Common Names
Commelina communis L. var. communis    [FNA22] 1 Asiatic dayflower
Murdannia keisak (Hassk.) Hand.-Maz.   [FNA22] 1 wart-removing-herb

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