What is This Flower? (Asiatic Dayflower)

I have these spring up all the time in my yard, they are shade loving and they grow very lanky and tall. I always bring them in and root them and transplant them so I have them all the time in the yard. They close at night. In the buds, there are little balls that are the flowers.

By Robin F. from TN

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June 13, 20110 found this helpful
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My mom calls them "wandering jew". I've several in my yard.

Editor's Note: Wandering Jew is another name for several spiderwort varieties

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June 25, 20110 found this helpful
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That's a dayflower, probably Commelina communis, but there are many species.

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June 13, 20110 found this helpful

I had a terrible problem with these for several years. They'd spring up everywhere (many thousands!) in my flower beds in the back yard. I finally got it under control, but still see one every now and then. I've heard them called Wandering Jew also. I've been told that they are a trillium, but I cannot verify that.

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June 21, 20110 found this helpful

I hate those things, as Mrs. story said, they pop up everywhere. I have a whole patch I have to clean out.

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June 22, 20110 found this helpful

Be very careful if you have pets. Wandering Jew gives them all sorts of skin problems including itching etc., it is rather a sweet plant though. :o)

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