Sunday, August 23, 2009

A New Wildflower

There is an unusual flower which I have seen only in one place in my lifetime, and that is growing up from the cracks in the blacktop at my Albany house. It is Asiatic Dayflower, Commelina communis. It's an alien import although there are two native species listed in my field guide. It's a member of the Spiderwort family:

Here's a patch of it growing up through the blacktop:

And since we're on the topic, you may recall the related Spiderwort which I found growing in the Adirondacks (near Lake Placid) earlier this year. Here's a photo of it:

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