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.

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  • When you look at the dayflower from above you will see the mouse-ear petals.

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  • In rice I recommend several herbicides for dayflower control.

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  • Bengal dayflower had 3.5 times more above ground biomass than

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  • With Permit, I do not recommend rates less than 1 ounce per acre when dayflower is present.

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  • The Bengal dayflower (also known as tropical spiderwort) is becoming an important species in Africa and Asia, not to mention, in irrigated fields.

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  • Each flower blooms only in the morning for one day, which is why this flower is known as the dayflower.

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  • If the site is favorable, the Asiatic dayflower can take over other plants.

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  • On small (one - to two-leaf) dayflower, any of the herbicides listed above will likely provide adequate early suppression or control.

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  • 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.



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