day flower

dayflower

[dey-flou-er]
noun
any plant of the genus Commelina, usually bearing clusters of small, blue flowers that bloom for only one day.

Origin:
1680–90; day + flower

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dayflower (ˈdeɪˌflaʊə)
 
n
any of various tropical and subtropical plants of the genus Commelina, having jointed creeping stems, narrow pointed leaves, and blue or purplish flowers which wilt quickly: family Commelinaceae

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