from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various plants of the genus Commelina having delicate blue or purplish flowers that bloom for less than a day.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The popular name of plants of the genus Commelina.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A genus consisting mostly of tropical perennial herbs (Commelina), having ephemeral flowers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Any of several
plants, of the genus Commelina, whose flowers last only a day
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun any plant of the family Commelinaceae
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He printed one color a day, from light to dark-clamshell for white, red lead for tan, turmeric for yellow, redbud for pink, safflower for red, cochineal for crimson, dayflower for blue, lampblack for ebony-on soft mulberry paper.
When you look at the dayflower from above you will see the mouse-ear petals.
In rice I recommend several herbicides for dayflower control.
Bengal dayflower had 3.5 times more above ground biomass than
With Permit, I do not recommend rates less than 1 ounce per acre when dayflower is present.
The Bengal dayflower (also known as tropical spiderwort) is becoming an important species in Africa and Asia, not to mention, in irrigated fields.
Each flower blooms only in the morning for one day, which is why this flower is known as the dayflower.
If the site is favorable, the Asiatic dayflower can take over other plants.
On small (one - to two-leaf) dayflower, any of the herbicides listed above will likely provide adequate early suppression or control.
She writes: "The day's culinary highlight was our dinner salad of foraged Asiatic dayflower, lady's thumb, lamb's quarters and yellow wood sorrel.