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Benghal Dayflower Overview
Commelina benghalensis is a clumping, perennial species commonly known by the name dayflower because of their short flower lifespan. They are often grown as annuals, producing flowers one at a time, that last for a short time. The flowers are small, 3-petalled, blue, saucer-shaped and encased in a spathe-like modified leaf structure. Flower structure is only symmetrical in one plane, with the petals differing in size and shape across the flower, with two larger top petals and a reduced lower petal. Once known by the common name 'Wandering Jew', this name is no longer used by the horticultural world and is provided for historical purposes only.