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Weed-opedia: Asiatic Dayflower

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Asiatic Dayflower

 Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina Communis)

What does it look like?: Actually quite an attractive weed, the Asiatic Dayflower produces deep blue flowers and broad dark green leaves. Stalks can grow quite tall if not attended to.

What causes it?: Moist, shady soil that is rich in nutrients. Not typically found in lawns because it cannot survive being mowed on a consistent basis.

When does it show up?: All Summer long.

Best treatment plan: Hand pulling is the best solution, but since the stems easily break off, make sure to get the entire root. Call a professional for a free quote.

How long will it take to get rid of it?: If this establishes itself in your yard, you’re in for an all summer long battle.